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Commerce Court North

Identification

Commerce Court North
112670

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
light gray
renaissance revival
forced air
normal floors
yes, centrally controlled

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • 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.
  • The west entrance emerged in the 1970s when an adjoining building was demolished.
  • 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.
  • Upon completion in 1931, it was the tallest building in the British Empire.
  • 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.

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More Information

Location

25 King Street West
M5L
Canada

Technical Data

475.72 ft
475.72 ft
34
1929
1931

Involved Companies

Design Architect:

Architect:

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Also recorded for this building:

general contractor, investor, parking management, tenant, window installation, window supplier

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings