Canadian Pacific Building (Toronto)
|Canadian Pacific Building|
|Alternative names||Canadian Pacific Railway Building|
|Location||69 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Roof||c. 85 m (279 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Darling and Pearson|
The Canadian Pacific Building is a 15-storey highrise at 69 Yonge Street in Toronto designed by the architectural firm of Darling and Pearson. When completed in 1913 as corporate headquarters for the Canadian Pacific Railway, it was the tallest building in Canada, and the British Empire as well. By 1929, its original ornate terracotta exterior proved to be unable to sufficiently withstand Canadian winters. Over the course of one year and a half, under the supervision of its original architects Darling and Pearson, it was reclad with Indiana Limestone from the fourth floor up, with the original granite on the first three floors untouched. The Canadian Pacific Railway name no longer adorns the building, but traces of the name still remain on the walls.
- Canadian Pacific Building (Toronto) at Emporis
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- Derek Boles (23 August 2010). "CP Building – 1913". Toronto Railway Historical Association. Retrieved 6 October 2010.
- Osbaldeston, Mark (2011). "16: Toronto's New Skyline, 1928 / Unbuilt - Built to Different Plans". Unbuilt Toronto 2: More of the City That Might Have Been. Toronto: Dundurn Press. p. 139.
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