Massey Tower

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197 Yonge Street before construction of Massey Tower. The facade is now incorporated into the tower's base.

Massey Tower is a new complex in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, being built spanning the block below Shuter Street, between Yonge and Victoria streets.[1][2][3] The Northeast corner of the complex will add much needed backstage space to historic Massey Hall. To the south of the complex lies the historic Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres. The Yonge Street facade will use the 1905 Canadian Bank of Commerce headquarters, at 197 Yonge Street, vacant since 1987. The complex's tower will rise 60 storeys and stand 208.3 metres (683 ft) in height.[4]

The vacant space was once Colonial Tavern and was Yonge Street Theatre Block Park until 2015 when trees were removed. Access to this park was blocked on and off since 2007.

The building's footprint is "S" shaped. Vehicles will be parked on floors three through eight.[1][2]

The building's developers are MOD Developments, and the building was designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects.[1][2] The building is being constructed by Tucker HiRise.


  1. ^ a b c "Massey Tower Condos". Urban Toronto. 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2015-03-24.
  2. ^ a b c Jack Landau (2015-03-23). "Temporary Bridge Installed as Massey Tower Excavation Pit Grows". Urban Toronto. Retrieved 2015-03-24.
  3. ^ "MOD Developments Inc. to Revitalize Historic Yonge Street Landmark: Portion of the site to be donated to Massey Hall". Marketwire. 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2015-03-24. The 20,000 square foot site contains the historically designated Canadian Bank of Commerce Building, designed by Darling & Pearson Architects in 1905, and vacant since 1987. MOD plans to completely restore the four-storey portion of the bank and erect a 60-storey mixed-used development behind the historic landmark.
  4. ^ "Massey Tower". The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 24 April 2015.

Coordinates: 43°39′13″N 79°22′45″W / 43.65350°N 79.37921°W / 43.65350; -79.37921