Commerce Court North
Structure in General
- 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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general contractor, investor, parking management, property management, tenant, window installation, window supplier
Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings