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Commerce Court North

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Identification

Commerce Court North
112670

Plan

Structure générale

gratte-ciel
construit [achevé]
acier
granite
pierre de taille
gris clair
néo-renaissance
ventilo-convecteurs
oui, contrôle central

Usages

bureaux

Faits

  • Upon completion in 1931, it was the tallest building in the British Empire.
  • Tallest building in Canada from 1931-1962, surpassing the Royal York Hotel and surpassed by La Tour CIBC in Montreal. Surpassed in Toronto by TD Bank Tower in 1967.
  • Around its magnificent entrance we see Mercury, the god of bankers, as well as images of bees, squirrels and beavers, symbolizing industry, hard work and thrift.
  • The exposed wall resulting from the demolition of an adjoining building was refaced by Page & Steele architects, including the doorway arch, architraves, and rosettes to blend in with the building's architectural style.
  • The west-entrance wall that was exposed after the demolition of an adjoining building was refaced with Indiana limestone.
  • The west entrance emerged in the 1970s when an adjoining building was demolished.
  • Steel frame weighs over 8,000 tons.
  • Exterior stone and granite weighs 13,000 tons

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Lieu

25 King Street West
25 King Street West
M5L 2A1
Commerce Court
Toronto
Toronto
Ontario
Canada

Données techniques

475,72 ft
475,72 ft
34
1929
1931

Entreprises participantes


Darling and Pearson
York & Sawyer

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Spécificités

  • L'immeuble est connu dans cette ville
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