First Canadian Centre

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Not to be confused with First Canadian Place.
First Canadian Centre
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First Canadian Centre
General information
Type Office
Location Calgary, Alberta
Coordinates 51°02′49″N 114°04′12″W / 51.04694°N 114.07000°W / 51.04694; -114.07000Coordinates: 51°02′49″N 114°04′12″W / 51.04694°N 114.07000°W / 51.04694; -114.07000
Completed 1982[1]
Roof 166.7 m (547 ft)[2]
Technical details
Floor count 41[1]
Design and construction
Architect Bregman + Hamann Architects

First Canadian Centre is an office tower in Downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Located at 350 7th Avenue SW, it stands at 167 metres (548 ft) or 41 storeys tall.[1] The skyscraper has a floor area of 48,275 m2 (519,630 sq ft) and was built in the international and late modernist architectural styles.[2]

The Bank of Montreal occupies most of the ground floor with a large retail bank branch.


It was designed by Bregman + Hamann Architects, and was the tallest building in Calgary (surpassing Scotia Centre) when it was completed in 1982.

Original plans called for a two tower complex, with this tower being the first of the two tower project. The second tower would have had 64 storeys. A downturn in the local economy at that time forced plans for the second tower to be shelved. However, with the recent boom in Calgary,[when?] the vacancy rate in the downtown core has dropped to 0.5 per cent, the lowest in North America. This has created a highly rumoured resurrection of the second tower, as a land use amendment has been submitted to city council for approval.[3]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Emporis. "First Canadian Centre". Retrieved 2007-09-08. 
  2. ^ a b Skyscraper Pages. "First Canadian Centre". Retrieved 2007-09-08. 
  3. ^ City of Calgary. Land Use Amendment