This City of Victoria Heritage Building at 1610-1612 Store Street was built in 1891 by John Turner as the Janion Hotel, a first class hotel catering to railway travellers.

It only a hotel for two years. In 1895, the building was purchased by the E&N Railway, which used it as its offices.

It is currently being renovated into condominiums.

It was formally recognized by the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1995 and listed in 2006.

The Janion during renovation, April 2016

The Janion during renovation, April 2016

The Janion during renovation, April 2016

The Janion during renovation, April 2016

The Janion in derelict condition in 2005.

The Janion in derelict condition in 2005.

The Janion during renovation, April 2016

The Janion during renovation, April 2016

The Janion in derelict condition in 2005.

The Janion in derelict condition in 2005.

 

Additional Information About the Janion, 1610-1612 Store Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $4,848,000; Land $3,045,000 Buildings $1,803,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2014): $3,576,000; Land $2,876,000 Buildings $700,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places – recognized in 1995 and listed in 2006

A Brief History of the Janion, 1612-1614 Store Street

This City of Victoria Heritage Building at 1610-1612 Store Street was built in 1891 by John Turner as the Janion Hotel, a first class hotel catering to railway travellers.

Building owner John Turner (1833-1923) was Premier of British Columbia 1895-1898. He hired professional hoteliers, Walker and Reinhardt, to run the Janion Hotel for him.

The Janion Hotel was only in business for two years. In 1895, the building was purchased by the E&N Railway, which used it as its offices.

It was subsequently acquired by an owner who left the building unoccupied for decades, allowing it fall into decay. The same landlord also owned 1314 Wharf Street and 1316-1318 Wharf Street and allowed those buildings to deteriorate as well.

It is currently being renovated into condominiums.

It was formally recognized by the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1995 and listed in 2006.

Here are some links to historic photos of the Janion:

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