Old Toronto Star Building

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Toronto Star Building
Toronto Star building in 1961.
General information
Type Office
(Newspaper publishing)
Location 80 King West
Toronto, Ontario
Completed 1929
Demolished 1972
Owner Toronto Star
Roof 88 metres (289 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 22
Design and construction
Architect Chapman and Oxley

The Old Toronto Star Building was an Art Deco office tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was the headquarters of the Toronto Star newspaper from 1929 until 1970. It was demolished to make way for the First Canadian Place tower.

The building was located at 80 King Street West. It was built in 1929, designed by Chapman and Oxley. It was 22 storeys and 88 metres (289 ft) tall. The ground floor facing King Street housed a few retail stores and a Stoodleigh's Restaurant at the east end.

Some stonework from the demolition of the building can be found on the grounds of the Guild Inn, along with other portions of facades of lost buildings of Toronto.[1]

Superman co-creator Joe Shuster used the building as a model for the Daily Planet Building.

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  1. ^ Boyd, Kevin A. (March 18, 2009). "Joe Shuster's final interview with Henry Mietkiewicz". The Joe Shuster Awards. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 

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