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Toronto Street Post Office

Old Toronto Post Office / Old Bank of Canada
10 Toronto Street
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
Built1853
Original usePost office
Current useOffice building
ArchitectCumberland & Ridout
Architectural style(s)Greek Revival
Designated1958

The Toronto Street Post Office, also known as Toronto's Seventh Post Office, is a heritage building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1] It was completed in 1853 and is located at 10 Toronto Street in downtown Toronto. The building was designed by Frederick William Cumberland and Thomas Ridout in the Greek Revival style.[1]

History

It served as a post office until 1872 and as a government office building until 1937.[1] It was then used by the Bank of Canada until 1959, when it became the head office of E. P. Taylor's Argus Corporation, which was subsequently controlled by Conrad Black.[1] It was here that Conrad Black was taped removing boxes of documents from the office.

The building was sold to Morgan Meighen & Associates, an independent Canadian investment manager, in 2006 for CA$14 million. They were one of 200 bidders for the property, which sold for CA$1,800 per sq. foot, roughly three times the price of a typical building in downtown Toronto.[2]

In 1958, the building was designated a National Historic Site of Canada.[3][4] In 2006, it was designated by the City of Toronto under the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law 182–2006).[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Director, Policy & Research, City Planning Division, City of Toronto (August 2005). "10 Toronto Street (Seventh Post Office) - Intention to Designate under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act" (PDF file). Retrieved January 11, 2008. ((cite web)): |author= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "10 Toronto St. sells for $14M". thestar.com. Toronto Star.
  3. ^ Old Toronto Post Office / Old Bank of Canada, Directory of Designations of National Historic Significance of Canada
  4. ^ Old Toronto Post Office. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  5. ^ City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties

43°39′00″N 79°22′35″W / 43.64999°N 79.376355°W / 43.64999; -79.376355

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