Toronto Street Post Office

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Old Toronto Post Office / Old Bank of Canada
National Historic Site of Canada
Toronto Street Post Office - Bank of Canada Building, Toronto, Ontario.jpg
10 Toronto Street
Province Ontario
Municipality Toronto
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)[1]
Architect Cumberland & Ridout
Year built 1853
Architectural style Greek Revival

The Toronto Street Post Office is also known as Toronto's Seventh Post Office and was built from 1851 to 1853.[2] It is located at 10 Toronto Street in downtown Toronto. The building was designed by Frederick William Cumberland and Thomas Ridout in the Greek Revival style.[2]

It served as a post office until 1872 and as a government office building until 1937.[2] It was then used by the Bank of Canada until 1959, when it became the head office of E. P. Taylor's Argus Corporation, which was subsequently controlled by Conrad Black.[2] It was here that Conrad Black was taped removing boxes of documents from the office.

The building 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.[3]

The building was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1958.[4][5]


  1. ^ City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties
  2. ^ a b c d 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 FILE). Retrieved January 11, 2008. 
  3. ^ Toronto Star: 10 Toronto St. sells for $14M
  4. ^ Old Toronto Post Office / Old Bank of Canada, Directory of Designations of National Historic Significance of Canada
  5. ^ Old Toronto Post Office / Old Bank of Canada, National Register of Historic Places

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Coordinates: 43°39′00″N 79°22′35″W / 43.64999°N 79.376355°W / 43.64999; -79.376355