One Yonge Street
|One Yonge Street|
One Yonge Street in 2008
|Alternative names||Toronto Star Building|
|Address||1 Yonge Street|
|Town or city||Toronto, Ontario|
|Height||333 feet (101 m)|
One Yonge Street 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 is built in the International style. 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.
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 gets printed and distributed. Editorial content of the newspaper is produced by employees working on the fifth floor. It also has the headquarters of Torstar.
The office space at One Yonge Street is also leased out to a variety of other companies, including the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, Nordaline Communications, a dental office, and the new downtown Toronto campus of Collège Boréal.
In August 2006, The Star invited its readers to name the ugliest building in Toronto. Over 20% nominated the Star building. It was criticized for brutalism and being disconnected from the nearby waterfront.
Proposed future development
The area is the location of a high-profile development designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, that 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 320 metres, making it the largest in Canada. Currently unapproved by the city, existing plans involve developing around the existing One Yonge street building. The three residential towers would total 2,962 condo units, and the two commercial towers would provide 154,000 sq.m of space.
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- Old Toronto Star Building - the office building used by the paper until 1970, located on King St. West.
- Old Globe and Mail Building
- Toronto Sun Building
- Yonge Street
- Toronto Star
- Toronto Star Press Centre
- Nordaline Communications
- "Contact Us." Torstar. Retrieved on 7 June 2012. "Corporate Office One Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada M5E 1P9"
- "Reference to company headquarters of One Yonge Street".
- "College Boreal to spend $3.8 million on new Toronto campus". Sudbury Star, January 25, 2012.
- Marchand, Philip (2006-08-26). "The ugliest building in T.O.?". The Toronto Star. p. D.12.
- "1-7 Yonge Redevelopment to Include Toronto's Tallest Tower".