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Canada Life Building

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Identification

Canada Life Building
112614

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • This building was originally designed to be much taller; however, it was scaled back due to the depression.
  • The beacon on top of the building (added in 1951) reports temperature and weather conditions through a system of coloured and flashing lights.
  • Weather code for the beacon signals: Green = clear weather, red = cloudy weather, flashing white = snow, flashing red = rain.
  • Weather code for the beacon tower lights: Running up = warmer temperature, running down = cooler temperature, steady = no change.
  • Forecast period for the beacon signals and the beacon tower lights: Day signals for the rest of the day; night signals for the following day.

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Location

330 University Avenue
330 University Avenue
M5G
Downtown
Toronto
Toronto
Ontario
Canada

Technical Data

275.59 ft
15
1929
1931

Involved Companies

Sproatt and Rolph

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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