RBC Centre

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RBC Centre
RBC Centre.JPG
Alternative names RBC Dexia Building
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 155 Wellington Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5V 3H6
Coordinates 43°38′45″N 79°23′06″W / 43.6457°N 79.385°W / 43.6457; -79.385Coordinates: 43°38′45″N 79°23′06″W / 43.6457°N 79.385°W / 43.6457; -79.385
Construction started 2006
Completed 2009
Owner Cadillac Fairview/ ONTREA (50%)
Ontario Pension Board (50%) [1]
Management Cadillac Fairview
Height
Roof 185 m (607 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 43
Floor area 112,900 m2 (1,215,000 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 30
Design and construction
Architect Kohn Pedersen Fox, Bregman + Hamann Architects, Sweeny Sterling Finlayson &Co Architects
Developer Cadillac Fairview
Main contractor PCL Construction
References
[2][3][4][5]

RBC Centre, also known as the RBC Dexia Building, is an office tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Unlike the corporate offices of other Canadian financial institutions, the RBC Centre is outside of Toronto's Financial District. It has been owned and managed by Cadillac Fairview Corporation jointly with the Ontario Pension Board since 2012.[1][5][6] The building is connected to the PATH.[7]

RBC Centre's anchor tenant is the Royal Bank of Canada.[6] The bank maintains a presence in several other towers in the city's downtown core, including Royal Bank Plaza at Bay Street and Front Street, the Royal Bank Building at 20 King Street West adjacent to Scotia Plaza, RBC WaterPark Place and the building complex at 310, 315, 320 and 330 Front Street West, next to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.[8]

The development achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold status for the project's environmental sustainability and will produce an estimated 50% energy savings relative to buildings built to the Canadian National Energy Code. The LEED rating system recognizes leading-edge buildings that incorporate design, construction and operational practices that combine healthy, high-quality and high-performance advantages with reduced environmental impacts.[9]

In 2011, Toronto Star architecture critic Christopher Hume named the RBC Centre and the neighbouring Ritz-Carlton Toronto as the two most beautiful buildings completed in the 21st century in Toronto. He praised their integration into the community, and how they have revived Wellington Street.[10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ontario Pension Board Purchases 50 Per Cent Interest in RBC Centre". Lexpert. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ RBC Centre at Emporis
  3. ^ "RBC Centre". SkyscraperPage. 
  4. ^ RBC Centre at Structurae
  5. ^ a b "RBC Centre". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Cadillac Fairview "Tops Off" the RBC Centre". Cadillac Fairview. December 12, 2008. Archived from the original on 2012-12-29. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  7. ^ "RBC Centre". Retrieved April 16, 2009. 
  8. ^ Ladurantaye, Steve (August 18, 2011). "Oxford Properties to buy Toronto Convention Centre". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ "LEED Gold...Creating Something Remarkable". Cadillac Fairview. 2011. Retrieved March 1, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Hume's most beautiful buildings: These two are Number 1." Toronto Star May 12, 2011.

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