Architectural Index for Ontario

Information on Building Name: Simpson's Department Store

Address: 160 Yonge Street
Type of Building: Department Stores
Name of Building: Simpson's Department Store
Notes: Now called the Bay (Hudson's Bay Company). Occupies the entire block on Yonge Street between Queen Street West and Richmond Street West. Street numbers no. 160-184 Yonge Street. BUILDING HISTORY: Built by Edmund Burke, 1894. Rebuilt after fire by Burke & Horwood, 1895-96; addition by Burke, Horwood & White in 1907; addition by Horwood & White in 1923; restored and entrance remodelled in 1977. Richmond St. W & Bay St. addition (store + office building) by Chapman & Oxley, 1928. Simpson's Tower, 401 Bay Street (office building) by John B. Parkin Associates with Bregman + Hamann, 1968-1971. (Patrica McHugh)

Building completed 1894
Altered 1907; 1928

Architects: Bregman + Hamann Architects
Burke Edmund
Burke & Horwood (firm)
Burke Horwood & White (firm)
Chapman & Oxley (firm)
Parkin John B.
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