Canada Permanent Trust Building

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Canada Permanent Trust Building in 2006
Canada Permanent
Canada Permanent Building.jpg
Old photo of the building
Typeoffice building
ArchitectF.H. Wilkes, Mathers & Haldenby; Sproatt & Rolph
Architectural style(s)Art Deco
OwnerCIBC Mellon
DesignatedNov 26, 1975

Canada Permanent Trust Building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is an Art Deco structure built between 1928 and 1930. It was designed by the architect Henry Sproatt. The 18-floor office building is located at 320 Bay Street and was built by F. Hilton Wilkes.

The Art Deco building's current tenant is CIBC Mellon; it was renovated for them in 2001.

The building was used for the exterior shots for the television show Traders.

Heritage Information[edit]

The building is designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act since November 26, 1975. There is also a heritage easement agreement on the building, Registered C440805, since January 7, 1988. The building has a heritage designation plaque to inform the public, placed in 1978.[1]

Per the official designation: "The Canada Permannent Trust Building, 320 Bay Street at Adelaide Street West (SW), 1929-30 by F. Hilton Wilkes & Mackenzie Waters; Mathers & Haldenby, Associates. Sproatt & Rolph, Consultants.

The Canada Permanent Trust Building is designated to be of architectural value as being one of the finest highrise bank buildings of its period in Canada. Designed using the simplified classical forms of the Style Moderne, it combines an emphasis on its vertical height appropriate to its basic form, with the impressive vaulted banking hall, characteristic of bank buildings at the beginning of the Century. The building is also important as a part of the Bay Street canyon of high-rise buildings that has come to be regarded as symbolic of Toronto's financial quarter." [2]

Company Information[edit]

Canada Permanent Trust was purchased by Canada Trust, later folded into TD Canada Trust.[3]


  1. ^ "Heritage Property Detail, Address: 320 BAY ST". City of Toronto's Heritage Property Register. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "No. 502-75. A BY-LAW To designate the Canada Permanent Trust Building at 320 Bay Street of architectural value.". By-law No. 502-75 of 1975.
  3. ^ "Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD)". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved October 8, 2018.

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Coordinates: 43°38′59″N 79°22′52″W / 43.64962°N 79.38107°W / 43.64962; -79.38107