Toronto Street Post Office
|Old Toronto Post Office / Old Bank of Canada|
|National Historic Site of Canada|
10 Toronto Street
|Original use||Post office|
|Current use||Office building|
|Designated as a NHSC||1958|
|Other designations||Designated by the City of Toronto under the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law 182-2006)|
|Architect||Cumberland & Ridout|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival|
The Toronto Street Post Office was also called Seventh Toronto Post Office and was built by Frederick William Cumberland and Thomas Ridout from 1851 to 1853. It is designed in the Greek Revival style.
It served as a post office until 1873 and as a government building until 1937. Bought by the Bank of Canada, it was last used as head office of Conrad Black's Argus Corporation. It was here that Conrad Black was taped removing boxes of documents from the office.
It was sold to Morgan Meighen & Associates, an independent Canadian investment manager, in 2006 for C$14 Million. They were one of 200 bidders for the property, which sold for C$1,800 per sq. foot, roughly three times the price of a typical building in downtown Toronto.
- City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties
- Director, Policy & Research, City Planning Division, City of Toronto (August 2005). "10 Toronto Street (Seventh Post Office) - Intention to Designate under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act" (PDF). Retrieved 01/11 2008.
- Toronto Star: 10 Toronto St. sells for $14M
- Old Toronto Post Office / Old Bank of Canada, Directory of Designations of National Historic Significance of Canada
- Old Toronto Post Office / Old Bank of Canada, National Register of Historic Places