One Yonge Street

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One Yonge Street
Toronto - ON - Toronto Star Building.jpg
One Yonge Street in 2008
Alternative namesToronto Star Building
General information
Address1 Yonge Street
Town or cityToronto, Ontario
Current tenants Zeinact Ventures, Collège Boréal
Height333 feet (101 m)
Technical details
Floor count25

One Yonge Street (also known as the Toronto Star Building) is a 25-storey office building that serves as the headquarters of Torstar and its flagship newspaper, the Toronto Star. It is 100 metres tall and built in the International style.[citation needed] It was built as a replacement to the Old Toronto Star Building, which was located at 80 King Street West. That building was torn down to make room for First Canadian Place.

1 Yonge Street is located in Queens Quay, and marks the foot of what was Highway 11, mistakenly believed to be "the longest street in the world".

The building also housed the printing presses for the Toronto Star newspaper, until 1992 when a new press centre was opened in Vaughan, Ontario. The finished newspaper content is sent electronically to the plant where the plates are burnt and the paper is printed and distributed. Editorial content of the newspaper is produced by employees working on the fifth floor.[citation needed] It also has the headquarters of Torstar.[1]

The office space at One Yonge Street is also leased out to a variety of other companies, including Pinnacle International, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation, RL Solutions, Starbucks, Luminus Financial, a dental office, and the downtown Toronto campus of Collège Boréal.[2]

Torstar sold the building and its surrounding property to a private holding company in 2000 for $40 million, but the newspaper continued to occupy several floors of the building on a long-term lease.[3] The Toronto Star is expected to vacate the building and move its offices to 410 Front Street West in 2022.[4]


The parking lot and podium associated with this building are part of a high-profile development known as Pinnacle One Yonge by developer Pinnacle International and designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects. The project includes five skyscrapers on two parcels of land bisected by an eastern extension of Harbour Street. The tallest tower would reach 95 storeys for a total height of 307 metres, making it the tallest in Canada.[5] The three residential towers would total 2,962 condo units, and the two commercial towers would provide 154,000 sq.m of space.[6]

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  1. ^ "Contact Us." Torstar. Retrieved on 7 June 2012. "Corporate Office One Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada M5E 1P9"
  2. ^ "College Boreal to spend $3.8 million on new Toronto campus". Sudbury Star, January 25, 2012.
  3. ^ Marr, Garry (August 2012). "Toronto Star office parking lot set to succumb to city's condo craze: Sources". Financial Post.
  4. ^ "Opinion | the Star's move requires us to rethink what our office should be, post-pandemic". The Toronto Star. 29 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Pinnacle One Yonge Models and Diagrams Show More Detail | Urban Toronto". Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  6. ^ "1-7 Yonge Redevelopment to Include Toronto's Tallest Tower". UrbanToronto. March 24, 2016.

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Coordinates: 43°38′32″N 79°22′28″W / 43.64222°N 79.37444°W / 43.64222; -79.37444