Simpson Tower

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Simpson Tower
Simpson Tower.JPG
(August 2008)
General information
StatusComplete
Location401 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5H 2Y4
Completed1978
Height
Roof144 m (472 ft)
Technical details
Floor count33
Design and construction
ArchitectJohn B. Parkin

The Simpson Tower, located at 401 Bay Street, is the 38th-tallest building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1][2] Completed in 1968 by architect John B. Parkin, as the headquarters of the Simpsons department store company, it has 33 floors and is 144 m (472 ft) high.[1] In 1978, as part of a corporate takeover, the Simpson Tower became the property of the Hudson's Bay Company. The building today remains the head office of HBC and also houses the head office of subsidiaries Hudson's Bay and Home Outfitters.[3] It is adjacent to the historic Simpsons store at Yonge and Queen, which includes Arcadian Court. Today the store is the flagship for Hudson's Bay, is integrated with the Eaton Centre across Queen Street, and is the home of Toronto's comprehensive health centre.

In January 2014, Hudson's Bay Company announced it would sell the tower and adjacent store to Cadillac Fairview and lease the site for 25 years.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Simpson Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
  2. ^ "Simpson Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
  3. ^ "Contacts". Hudson's Bay Company. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  4. ^ Bradburn, Jamie (January 28, 2014). "From Simpsons to the Bay to Saks". Torontoist. Retrieved May 27, 2014.

Coordinates: 43°39′07″N 79°22′52″W / 43.651987°N 79.381229°W / 43.651987; -79.381229