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    | Toronto Society of Architects

    Towers Tour

    May 6 - October 30

    Near Queen St. W. & Bay St. | Queen Street West and Bay Street
    Toronto, Ontario Canada

    | $10

    Toronto’s downtown skyline began a dramatic transformation in the mid-1960s that continues in the 21st century. The extraordinary design of City Hall launched Toronto as a modern metropolis with the major banks competing to erect the city’s tallest and most iconic buildings. More recently, condominiums and hotels compete with the corporate towers. The tour includes City Hall, the major bank headquarters, the dynamic Brookfield Place, and fantastic condo-hotel towers.

    Featured Buildings

    • City Hall,1958-65 Viljo Revell with John B. Parkin Associates
    • Bay Adelaide Centre, 2007-09 WZMH
    • Trump Tower, 2007-11 Zeidler Partnership Architects
    • Toronto Dominion Centre, 1963-69 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe with John B. Parkin Associates, Bregman & Hamann Architects
    • First Canadian Place, 1972-77 Edward Durell Stone Associates with Bregman & Hamann Architects
    • former Toronto Stock Exchange, 1936-37 George & Moorhouse with S.H. Maw; renovated as Design Exchange, 1994 KPMB
    • Scotia Plaza, 1985-88 WZMH
    • Commerce Court, 1968-72 I. M. Pei & Partners with Page & Steele; 1994 renovation Zeidler Roberts Partnership
    • former Montreal Trust Head Office, 1965 Page & Steele
    • One King West, 2006 Stanford Downey Architects
    • Prudential Building, 1958 Peter Dickinson
    • Brookfield Place, 1989-91 Bregman & Hamann Architects with Skidmore Owings & Merrill; galleria 1987-92 Santiago Calatrava
    • Royal Bank Plaza, 1972-76 WZMH

    Details

     WHEN Saturdays 1:30pm to 3:30pm weekly from May 6th to September 30th
    DURATION 2 hours
    DISTANCE Approx 1.9 km with some stairs to and from buildings (accessibility can be accommodated)
    MEETING PLACE Near Queen St. W. & Bay St. (exact location provided with your e-Ticket)
    FINISH Near Union subway station
    TICKETS | $10 each (free for Children 12 & under when accompanied by a paid adult)
    RLTD information

    organizer web site: http://torontosocietyofarchitects.ca
    event web site: http://torontosocietyofarchitects.ca/tours/towers-tour/

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