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Encyclopedia > Toronto Dominion Centre

The Toronto-Dominion Centre is a large cluster of buildings in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada that is home to the Toronto-Dominion Bank as well as many other businesses.

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Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto

Frequently referred to as the "TD Centre," it consists of six towers that began with the tallest of them , the Toronto-Dominion Bank Tower. The complex was the inspiration of Allen Lambert (1911-2002), the former President and Chairman of the Board of the Toronto-Dominion bank. The other five buildings are the Ernst & Young Tower, Royal Trust Tower, Canadian Pacific Tower, 95 Wellington, Maritime Life Tower.


The buildings are covered in dark glass and black steel. The tallest tower stands 222.8 meters tall and is Toronto's fifth largest building. The building was designed by Mies van der Rohe. The first tower opened in 1967 with the final tower erected in 1990. At the time it was built it was the tallest building in Canada. Part of the structure was built on the site of the old Toronto Stock Exchange building, and preserves it facade as part of the base of the building.


The Centre is at Bay Street and King Street near the headquarters of the other major Canadian banks. It is just north of the Royal York Hotel and Union Station.


21,000 people work in the complex making it the largest in Canada. It also has a level of shopping and stores below it.


In 2004 the Centre's courtyard was named Oscar Peterson Square.


See also: List of Toronto's 10 tallest skyscrapers


External link

  • Official Site (http://www.tdcentre.com/#)

 
 

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