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14 December 2009

1967 – National Bank Tower, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: David & Boulva Tall International style office building in an anodised aluminium finish on the historic Place d’Armes. in the centre of Montreal. It’s neighbours on the square include the Saint-Sulpice Seminary,...

14 December 2009

1962 – Tour CIBC, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Peter Dickinson, Ross, Fish, Duschenes and Barrett La Tour CIBC measures 187 meters in height and counts forty-five storeys.This slender tower has only 1,400 square meters per floor. This is due to...

11 December 2009

1845 – Former Commercial Bank of Midland, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: William Thomas Dismantled, moved from its original site, and reassembled to front a modern office building placed in the weird surroundings of Santiago Calatrava’s Galleria at BCE Place. The former Commercial Bank...

11 December 2009

1886 – Hockey Hall of Fame (Former Bank of Montreal), Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Darling & Curry Designed in 1885-86 to replace a building that was not yet thirty years old, because it was not grand enough for the aspirations of the Bank of Montreal, and...

11 December 2009

1910 – Former Bank of Montreal, Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Darling & Pearson Originally constructed 1909-10, with an addition on Queen Street in 1920. Interiors altered 2001-02.

11 December 2009

1905 – 197 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario

Architects: Darling & Pearson 197 Yonge Street was formerly a 4 floor Canadian Bank of Commerce building built in 1905 by architects Darling & Pearson and declared as a historical property by the...

11 December 2009

1905 – 205 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: E.J. Lennox Former branch of the Toronto Dominion Bank, which was bought by the city for an urban revitalisation project that never happened. This is a fabulous temple of banking with beautiful...

10 December 2009

1910 – Whistling Monkey Bar (Former Imperial Bank of Canada), Kenora, Ontario

Architects: Darling & Pearson Solid stone bank building in a vaguely Scottish Baronial style, now converted into a bar. Site of a celebrated bank robbery.

23 November 2009

1942 – Westin Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: McEnary & Krafft Former bank and office accommodation (Farmer’s and Mechanic’s Savings Bank of Minneapolis) converted into an hotel. The banking hall exterior features some bold relief sculpture and crisply incised lettering....