Massey Tower / 197 Yonge St.
Designed for the Canadian Bank of Commerce in 1905 by architects Darling & Pearson, 197 Yonge Street housed the bank’s Queen and Yonge branch. A fine example of the firm’s remarkable output of Classical Edwardian bank branch designs, it is today designated under Ontario Heritage Act.
The landmark building is the historic focus of the major redevelopment of the site led by MOD Developments in collaboration with ERA and Hariri Pontarini Architects. The 1905 building was conserved, renovated, and integrated into a new mixed-use tower. The tower and podium of the new construction are set back from the street, allowing this important heritage building to maintain its prominence on Yonge.
- MOD Developments
- Hariri Pontarini Architects
- Ciccone Simone Interiors, Read Jones Christoffersen
- Adaptive Reuse, Accessibility & Additions/Building Conservation
- Multi-Unit Residential
- Building Industry and Land Development Association: Project of the Year Award, 2013
- Building Industry and Land Development Association: High-Rise Design of the Year Award, 2013
- Building Industry and Land Development Association: Best Sales Office, 2013
- Ontario Home Builders Association Awards of Distinction: Project of the Year, 2013
- Ontario Home Builders Association Awards of Distinction: Most Outstanding High-rise, 2013
- Ontario Home Builders Association Awards of Distinction: Best New Sales Office, 2013
- Toronto Urban Design Awards: Award of Merit, 2021
- Heritage Toronto: Award for Heritage Planning and Architecture, 2021