I guess portals have been with us for centuries. These two are at The Guild Inn, in Scarborough, ON, and would've originally been in the downtown financial district. The first is imposing and decorative and likely an entrance to a bank building.
A portal is: "a doorway, gate, or other entrance, especially a large and elaborate one." It also has a meaning of a magical or technological doorway that connects two locations, dimensions, or points in time.