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    Sears Canada Headquarters

    222 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON.
    architect(s):
    constructed: 1971

    rehabilitation:  2002 by WZMH

    “More like an armoury (or a thick-skinned dinosaur, for that matter) than an office building, its outward treatment, along with its oppressive bulk, acts more to repulse people than draw them in. Alternately, it’s a remarkably well-executed building, and upon close examination one can appreciate the high level of craftsmanship in its construction and rigorously detailed features.”

    Jeff Hayes, “Sears Canada Headquarters,” Concrete Toronto: a guidebook to concrete architecture from the fifties to the seventies, M. McClelland, ed. (Toronto, Coach House Books, 2007) 122.

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