First Canadian Place
Structure in General
- The Bank of Montreal logos atop each side were updated in September 2004.
- There are 600 tons of Italian white marble on each floor.
- Tallest building in Canada since 1975.
- Tallest highrise in the British Commonwealth from 1975 until the completion of Malaysia's Petronas Towers in 1998.
- The main entrance lobby is clad in marble and has 23-foot high ceilings lit by Italian crystal chandeliers.
- First Canadian Place is the focal point of the country's busiest business and financial district.
- When completed First Canadian Place was the tallest high-rise in the world outside of New York and Chicago.
- Over 16 million people visit the building annually.
- In addition to being a Class AAA office complex FCP is also the largest unanchored retail centre in Toronto featuring 3 levels of over 120 stores, restaurants, and services.
- The building's environmental system is considered state-of-the-art, with a minimum of 20 controlled zones per floor and capacity for up to 66.
- The Bank of Montreal "M-bar" logo at the top of the building was the highest sign in the world from 1975 until overtaken by the sign atop CITIC Plaza in 1997.
- This building has often been listed at its main roof height, 289.9 m (951 feet) but the mechanical penthouse reaches a height of 978 feet.
- 10,000 people work in this building every weekday.
- In 2007, the building won the BOMA GO GREEN PLUS Environmental Recognition and Certification.
- In 2008, the building won the BOMA CDM Power Partner Recognition Award for Energy Conservation & Environmental Stewardship.
- In 2008, the building won the Maple Leaf “GOLD” Award for Marketing Excellence /Sales Promotion & Events for “Clothes Friends”.
- Winner of 2005 BOMA Award Certificate of Building Excellence - Building of the Year.
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Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings