Architectural Index for Ontario


Information on Building Type: Office Buildings

Address: 1 Abbey Lane
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: TEST1MARCH252002



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Address: 0 Adelaide Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Freehold Loan and Savings Co.



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Address: 6 Adelaide Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Lumsden Building



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Address: 10 Adelaide Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 20 Adelaide Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Equity Chambers



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Address: 32 Adelaide Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Imperial Chambers
Notes: Occupied street nos.32-34 Adelaide Street East.



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Address: 39 Adelaide Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Millichamps Building



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Address: 252 Adelaide Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Bank of Upper Canada



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Address: 311 Adelaide Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Manta Sound



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Address: 100 Adelaide Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Concourse Building
Notes: Archway features symbols of Canadian industry and was created by J.E.H. Macdonald in 1928. The building's owner, Oxford Properties, plans to replace the building with a 41-storey office tower, keeping the facade of the first three floors and restoring the lobby. The name of the new building will be the Richmond Adelaide Centre.



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Address: 120 Adelaide Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 130 Adelaide Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 200 Adelaide Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Notes: Originally a jewellery factory at the turn of the century.



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Address: 0 Bay Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Ontario Medical Council Bldg.



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Address: 20 Bay Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Waterpark Place



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Address: 181 Bay Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Gluskin Sheff + Associates
Notes: Situated on the 46th floor of the Bay-Wellington Tower.



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Address: 182 Bay Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Temple Building
Notes: Address also is given as nos.62-67 Richmond Street West. Originally was the North American headquarters of the Independent Order of Foresters (a men's service club), and was one of the first true sykscrapers in Toronto. It was demolished in 1970/1971 to make way for the 32-storey Munich Reinsurance Building.



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Address: 220 Bay Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Bay-Wellington Building



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Address: 243 Bay Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Toronto General Trust Building



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Address: 313 Bay Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Woolworth Building



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Address: 320 Bay Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Canada Permanent Building
Notes: Architects vary in some sources.



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Address: 347 Bay Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: National Building



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Address: 401 Bay Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Simpsons Tower
Notes: See also: 160 Yonge Street (Simpson's Department Store)



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Address: 483 Bay Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Bell Trinity Square



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Address: 801 Bay Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 2 Berkeley Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Berkeley Castle
Notes: Originally the Toronto Knitting Factory, the city's first knitting mill. Initial date varies in some sources (from 1866 to 1868). Additions by Charles J. Gibson in 1896, 1898, 1905 and 1909. Remodelled by A.J. Diamond & Partners, 1979-1982.



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Address: 11 Bishop Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Gottschalk & Ash Head Office



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Address: 100 Bloor Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Manufacturer's Life Building
Notes: Part of complex consisting of: Original building at 100 Bloor Street East by Sproat & Rolph (1924-26) with additions by Marani & Morris (1953). North Tower by Clifford Lawrie Bolton Ritchie 91983) and 250 Bloor Street East by Marani Rounthwaite & Dick, 1968.



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Address: 120 Bloor Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Crown Life Insurance Co.



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Address: 121 Bloor Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: New York Life



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Address: 121 Bloor Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Alliance Communications Corp
Notes: Alliance offices occupy three contiguos floors in the office building.



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Address: 160 Bloor Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 175 Bloor Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Crown Life Place



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Address: 200 Bloor Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Manufacturer's Life North Towr
Notes: Part of complex consisting of: Original building at 100 Bloor Street East by Sproat & Rolph (1924-26) with additions by Marani & Morris (1953). North Tower by Clifford Lawrie Bolton Ritchie 91983) and 250 Bloor Street East by Marani Rounthwaite & Dick, 1968.



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Address: 321 Bloor Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Confederation Life Insurance



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Address: 333 Bloor Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Rogers Communications Bldg
Notes: Formerly the headquarters for Confederation Life. Was purchased by Rogers Communications in order to function as the new head offices and facilities for Rogers Communications Inc. and Rogers Cablesystems. The adjacent building (no. 1 Mount Pleasant Road -- the former Conferation Life Building) functions as the headquarters for Rogers Cantel. The two buildings are connected via an overhead walkway and a tunnel.



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Address: 77 Bloor Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 86 Bloor Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Physicians & Surgeons Bldg.
Notes: Will be torn down as part of a plan to redevelope the site of the former University Theatre and a 26-storey condo will take its place.



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Address: 315 Bloor Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Meteorological Building
Notes: Now serves as the Administartion Office of the University of Toronto.



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Address: 300 Bremner Boulevard
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Dome Productions
Notes: Office situated underneath the main structure of the Skydome.



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Address: 14 Carlton Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Toronto Hydro Building



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Address: 45 Charles Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 56 Church Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Imperial Oil Building
Notes: Occupied street nos.56-60 Church Street.



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Address: 110 Church Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 717 Church Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: ARIDO Headquarters



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Address: 80 College Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Ontario College of Physicians



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Address: 155 College Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Toronto District School Board Office



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Address: 30 Commercial Road
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 55 Constellation Court
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 175 Cumberland Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Italian Trade Centre



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Address: 101 Davenport Road
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: College of Nurses



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Address: 825 Don Mills Road
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Imperial Oil Ltd.



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Address: 26 Duncan Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Communique Advertsing



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Address: 19 Dundas Square
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Hermant Building



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Address: 2975 Dundas Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: James Hall



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Address: 17 Dundonald Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Commercial Travellers's Assn.



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Address: 103 Dupont Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 20 Eglinton Avenue East
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 90 Eglinton Avenue East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Pilot Insurance



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Address: 123 Eglinton Avenue East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Union Carbide Building
Notes: Although building holds an historical designation, it is slated for demolition in the Fall of 1998, to make way for a condominium.



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Address: 562 Eglinton Avenue East
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 53 Fraser Avenue
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 2 Front Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Board of Trade Building
Notes: Occupied nos. 2-8 Front Street East



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Address: 0 Front Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Northern Railway of Canada



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Address: 123 Front Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: University Place



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Address: 0 Gardiner Expressway
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: iT-works
Notes: Project will stretch over 1,000 feet along the northern edge of the Gardiner Expressway. Intended to provide office space for high technology companies on the southern edge of the "Liberty Village" High Technology Communications District.



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Address: 19 Greenbelt Drive
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Ortho Pharmaceutical Plant



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Address: 60 Harbour Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Toronto Harbour Commission



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Address: 24 Hazelton Avenue
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Southern Pacific Hotels



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Address: 7 King Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: National Trust Building



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Address: 22 King Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: National Trust Co.



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Address: 145 King Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: King James Place



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Address: 145 King Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Saatchi and Saatchi
Notes: SEE: King James Place (same address).



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Address: 163 King Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Beard Building
Notes: Regarded at the time of demolition as the city's first skyscraper, despite the fact that it was not constructed with a metal frame.



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Address: 210 King Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Alias Wavefront Inc.



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Address: 0 King Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Canada Life Assurance Co.



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Address: 0 King Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Canada Life Assurance Bldg.
Notes: Replaced Langley Langley & Burke's building (same name) on the same site after only 12 years.



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Address: 3 King Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Beatty Building



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Address: 11 King Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: 11 King Street West
Notes: Originally designed as the headquarters of Montreal Trust. Historical designation from the Toronto Historical Board is pending due to its "Miesian curtain wall".



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Address: 18 King Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Star Buidling
Notes: Initailly the North of Scotland Chambers. Owned by the Toronto Star 1905-1929. SEE ALSO: Toronto Star Building at 80 King Street West.



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Address: 36 King Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Wood Gundy Building
Notes: Initially the John Kay and Son carpet store. "To make way for the new Scotia Plaza, the architecturally significant terra cotta facade was dismantled [in the summer of 1984] and recycled as part of a new building at 11 Adelaide St. West, also part of Scotia Plaza".



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Address: 55 King Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Bank of Toronto
Notes: Occupied nos. 55-67 King Street West. Demolished to make way for the Toronto Dominion Centre.



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Address: 80 King Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Toronto Star Building



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Address: 92 King Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Metallic Roofing Co. of Can.



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Address: 212 King Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Union Building
Notes: Later housed Telfer's Restaurant.



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Address: 645 King Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 915 King Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Massey Harris Building
Notes: Initially designed by E. J. Lennox. Rear addition added by architect George Miller. Urbancorp (developers) are turning the building into a 60-unit condominium designed by ERA Architects. SEE ALSO: 954 King Street West



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Address: 1190 King Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Pressed Metal Building
Notes: Occupied nos. 1190-1192 King Street West. Functioned as the office building for the Metallic Roofing Company of Canada Ltd.



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Address: 545 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Crosse & Blackwell Building
Notes: In 1978 it was leased to CFMT - Channel 47.



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Address: 0 Lake Street (not current)
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Cobban Manufacturing Co.



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Address: 180 Lesmill Road
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Saffer, Cravit & Freedman Off.



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Address: 10 Lower Spadina Avenue
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Chiat / Day Offices
Notes: Frank Gehry designed the 6th and 7th floor offices.



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Address: 250 Merton Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 276 Merton Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Notes: Sunquest Vatations Ltd. office building



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Address: 325 Milner Avenue
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: 325 Milner



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Address: 0 Mississauga Road North
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Royal Bank Centre
Notes: Located in the Meadowvale North Business Park



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Address: 60 Murray Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Ontario Hydro Engineering Bldg



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Address: 0 Pailton Crescent
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Notes: Buidling features 7'x5' cast bronze doors with a theme drawn from Orphic and Eleusian mysteries in the culture of ancient Greece.



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Address: 50 Park Road
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Ontario Assn. of Architects HQ



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Address: 0 Pembroke Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Canadian Institute Building



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Address: 10 Price Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Karo (Toronto) Inc.
Notes: Located on the ground floor of a 1950s building.



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Address: 10 Queen Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Alton Building



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Address: 15 Queen Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Small Claims Court



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Address: 17 Queen Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 107 Queen Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Queen Richmond Centre
Notes: SEE ALSO: Robertson Bros. Candy Factory (same address)



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Address: 163 Queen Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 223 Queen Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Idee Inc.



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Address: 334 Queen Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 0 Queen Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Manning Chambers



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Address: 8 Richmond Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Confederation Life Building
Notes: Address varies in literature from no.2 to no.20 Richmond Street East. SEE ALSO: Confederation Square (1980s redevelopment) at Yonge and Richmond Streets.



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Address: 20 Richmond Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Confederation Life Building
Notes: SEE: no.8 Richmond Street East; or, Conferation Square at Yonge and Richmond Streets.



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Address: 45 Richmond Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Central Building



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Address: 73 Richmond Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Graphic Arts Building
Notes: Built for the Toronto Saturday Night Publishing Co. Not to be confused with the art gallery building at the Canadian National Exhibition. Housed "Hy's Restaurant" until Jan. 1998. Being redeveloped into a four-level live and work loft condominium complex.



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Address: 85 Richmond Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 111 Richmond Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 121 Richmond Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 401 Richmond Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: 401 Richmond St. West
Notes: Formerly a tin lithography factory. Constructed in five stages from 1899-1923.



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Address: 1333 Sheppard Avenue East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: North York Medical Arts Building



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Address: 740 Spadina Avenue
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 76 St. Clair Avenue West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Anglo Canada Insurance



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Address: 84 St. Clair Avenue West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Canada Packers Building



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Address: 95 St. Clair Avenue West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Imperial Life Building



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Address: 111 St. Clair Avenue West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Imperial Oil Building



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Address: 170 St. George Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Medical Arts Building



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Address: 240 St. George Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Ontario Medical Association



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Address: 10 St. Mary Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 3125 Steeles Avenue East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Steeles Technology Centre



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Address: 6 Temperance Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Dineen Building
Notes: Address sometimes listed as 14-142 Yonge Street. Initially the compant was located at no.76 Yonge Street. A Factory (nos 10-12 Temperance St.) was added in 1902.



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Address: 66 Temperance Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 17 Toronto Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Consumers' Gas Co. of Toronto



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Address: 19 Toronto Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Consumers Gas Company
Notes: Attributed to Joseph Sheard. Building later housed the Councel Trust Company. Now houses the Rosewater Supper Club.



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Address: 20 Toronto Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Excelsior Life Insurance Co.



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Address: 26 Toronto Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Union Loan and Savings Co.
Notes: Occupied nos. 26-30 Toronto Street. See also no. 32 Toronto Street for additional office building owned by the Union Loan and Savings Company (1873). Demolished with the Toronto Union Block in 1914 to make way for E.J. Lennox's Skyscraper office tower for the Excelsior Life Insurance Company.



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Address: 32 Toronto Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Union Loan and Savings Co.
Notes: Occupied nos. 32-40 Toronto Street. Demolished to make way for the a Beaux-Arts Classical skyscraper by E.J. Lennox (1914-1915).



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Address: 36 Toronto Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Excelsior Life Building
Notes: SEE also: no. 20 Toronto Street. Architects vary with sources.



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Address: 1 University Avenue
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 55 University Avenue
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 70 University Avenue
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 88 University Avenue
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 393 University Avenue
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Bell Canada Building



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Address: 481 University Avenue
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Maclean Hunter Building
Notes: Became the offices of publisher McClelland & Stewart c1977?. Addition by Marani & Morris from 1961. Post-modern fa├žade addition by William Strong Associates, 1984.



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Address: 505 University Avenue
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Shell Oil Company



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Address: 610 University Avenue
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Hydro-Electric Building
Notes: Became part of the Princess Margaret Hospital and Ontario Cancer Institute in 1995.



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Address: 620 University Avenue
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Ontario Hydro Building
Notes: Became part of the Princess Margaret Hospital and Ontario Cancer Institute in 1995.



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Address: 700 University Avenue
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Hydro Place



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Address: 16 Victoria Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Imperial Life Insurance Co.
Notes: Occupies street adress No.16-32 Victoria Street



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Address: 73 Victoria Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Comstock Building



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Address: 297 Victoria Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: O'Keefe House
Notes: Headquarters of Canadian Brewers Limited.



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Address: 215 Wellesley Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Elizabeth Fry Society



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Address: 17 Wellington Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Montreal Telegraph Company



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Address: 49 Wellington Street East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Flatiron Building
Notes: Also known as the "Gooderham Building" . Trompe l'oeil mural entitled " Flatiron Mural" by artist Derek Besant, 1980.



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Address: 17 Wellington Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Edinburgh Life Assurance Co.



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Address: 95 Wellington Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 137 Wellington Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Notes: Occupied street nos. 137-143 Wellington Street (West). May have been know as the "Wellington Building"



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Address: 517 Wellington Street West
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Netspec Marketing Ltd.



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Address: 0 Weston Road
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: International Woodworkers of America



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Address: 53 Woodlawn Avenue East
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Current Publications Building



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Address: 0 Yonge Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Carty Building



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Address: 31 Yonge Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Canadian Pacific Railways



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Address: 33 Yonge Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 140 Yonge Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: W & D Dineen & Co. Ltd
Notes: SEE: Dineen Building at no.6 Temperance St.



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Address: 229 Yonge Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Ryrie Building



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Address: 601 Yonge Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Gloucester Mews
Notes: Formerly the Masonic Hall, built in 1888. 1972 renovation incorporated a home on Gloucester Street that was once owned by Timothy Eaton.



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Address: 931 Yonge Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Cossette Office Building



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Address: 1145 Yonge Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 1901 Yonge Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: OPSEU Building
Notes: Initially the headquarters for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. Converted to condominiums in the early 1990s.



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Address: 2200 Yonge Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings



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Address: 5050 Yonge Street
Type of Building: Office Buildings
Name of Building: Toronto Board of Education Bldg



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Address: 100 Yorkville Avenue
Type of Building: Office Buildings