The Rex Hotel

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For over 40 years we’ve made The Rex just like home to thousands of visitors. From great live jazz every night to the on-site restaurant, our downtown Toronto hotel is rated as being attentive, convenient, and down-to-earth friendly. To us, you’re family. Please forward any inquiries to


When you stay at our hotel you are a 10 minute walk away from some of Toronto’s greatest attractions. Head up to Dundas Street to the Art Gallery of Ontario, walk east on Queen to Eaton Centre, eat at the world famous Momofuko, catch an opera… there’s too much to list!

Our Rooms

Hotel Features

  • On-site Bar
  • On-site Restaurant
  • On-site Live Entertainment (Jazz bar)
  • All rooms, bar, and restaurant are non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Newspaper
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Flat-screen TV
  • ATM/Cash machine on-site
  • Nearby

    Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to many destinations in downtown Toronto. Getting to and from the Rex Hotel couldn’t be easier as there are many transportation options.

  • Transit

    Osgoode Station, part of our city’s great subway system, is a two minute walk east on Queen Street. If you’re a night owl, or just want to head to Chinatown for some late night eats, the 501/301 Queen Streetcar runs 24 hours.

    Taxis are easy to find on Queen Street as well. Alternatively, we can call one of the many cab companies that operate in downtown Toronto. During the summer you might even be able to get a rickshaw!

  • Walking

    There are so many of Toronto’s best tourist attractions within walking distance from our hotel that you might not even need the TTC or a taxi!

    Within two minutes from your hotel room you can walk to Osgoode Station, the US General Consulate Toronto, and the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts where the Canadian Opera Company performs.

    A five minute walk will take you to destinations such as the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), Toronto Eaton Centre Shopping Mall, Momofuko, Toronto Old City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square, and more!

    Ten minutes of walking and you’ll find premier entertainment attractions like the Princess of Wales Theatre, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Lightbox, Roy Thomson Hall… and that’s just the beginning!

    A fifteen minute walk might make you thirsty, so stop by the Steam Whistle Brewery (the first glass is complimentary!). Other great sightseeing opportunities within 15 minutes of your hotel room are Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, C.N. Tower, Roger’s Centre (Skydome), and many more.

    Twenty minutes of walking and you’ll find yourself in Kensington Market, an oasis of everything interesting from food, to clothing, to the infamous planter car. Right next to Kensington is one of North America’s largest Chinatowns – noodles, dumplings, dim sum, almost anything you want! Other destinations for locals and tourists alike include the Hockey Hall of Fame, Union Station, the Distillery District, Air Canada Centre (ACC), and so much more!

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Customer Reviews

    review rating 5  We had the best time having drinks and listening to some amazing jazz music by Red Hot Ramble. Such a great afternoon. Wouldn't expect to have such good live music playing in the afternoon, it was a really great surprise. Tap list is great, lots of interesting beers, and food looked really good.

    thumb Jon TeBrugge

    review rating 5  This place is awesome!! Everyone that works there is very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are super clean. The food is great. If you're a vegetarian, the veggie burger is really good. The atmosphere is great. It's close to everywhere you want to be downtown. It'll be our go to place if we need a place to stay in Toronto!

    thumb jaime davis
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The Rex Hotel

194 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z1

Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4, Canada

Canadian Opera Company

145 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 4G1, Canada

C.N. Tower

301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6, Canada

Metro Convention Centre

255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, Canada

Ontario College of Art & Design

100 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1W1, Canada

Osgoode Subway Station

Toronto, ON M5H 3E5, Canada

Roger's Centre (Skydome)

1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 1J1, Canada

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 2H5, Canada

Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6, Canada

  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Canadian Opera Company
  • C.N. Tower
  • Metro Convention Centre
  • Ontario College of Art & Design
  • Osgoode Subway Station
  • Roger's Centre (Skydome)
  • Roy Thomson Hall
  • Royal Ontario Museum