The Dorchester Hotel truly is a modern take on a historic treasure. For 127 years, the tall brick building at 172 Hurontario Street has been a landmark heritage building in Collingwood’s downtown core. The building was first built in 1895, and was originally named The Dominion Hotel. It was later restructured into apartment buildings, and then back to a hotel with a new (and more established) name, The Dorchester. Not only was The Dorchester building originally one of Collingwood’s first hotels, it’s also rumored to have kick-started Stompin Tom’s career, and had the town’s very first elevators!