1892 – Colonial Metropole Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia

Architect: John Teague



A three-storey brick building featuring arched bays and decorative brickwork above its third-storey windows, and a stylized ‘false-front’ parapet bearing the words ‘Colonial Metropole’ and the date ‘1892’. An important part of the historic district which was the heart of Victoria’s saloon trade, catering primarily to sailors, miners, and loggers in the booming years of the late nineteenth century.