BTS Building Tour - The Canada Life Building - Jan 15, 2020
Join us behind the scenes look at one of Toronto’s historic office buildings The Canada Life Building
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The Canada Life Building

• The Canada Life Building is a historic office building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The fifteen-floor Beaux Arts building was built by Sproatt & Rolph and stands at 285 feet (87 m), 321 feet (97.8 m) including its weather beacon.

• Work began in 1929 and it opened in 1931; right in the middle of the Great Depression.

• When it was completed it was one of the tallest buildings in Toronto. It remains one of the largest office buildings in Toronto with windows that can be opened by its occupants.

• The Canada Life Campus has been expanded several times over the last few decades and now consists of five structures:

330 University Avenue, 190 Simcoe Street, 180 Simcoe Street, 180 Queen Street West and a 5-storey parking garage at

206 Simcoe Street. In addition, the Campbell House Museum was moved to the South-East corner of the Campus in 1972.

• The building comprises of about 251,000 s.f. of usable area and houses about 500 people. The lights on the top of the Canada Life Building are a weather beacon, it indicates the weather forecast
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