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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....

13 November 2009

1922 – Hibernian Insurance (Former Bank), Waterford

In the early twentieth century, most Irish towns had several banks. Over the years, a series of mergers resulted in the group AIB being created, and duplicate branches closed. This is one such...