THE DEPRESSION-ERA CONCOURSE BUILDING, 100 ADELAIDE ST. W., IS ON ITS WAY BACK

ADELAIDE3ADELAIDE4In TORONTO’s rapidly expanding Financial District, new towers are popping up everywhere. Adelaide Street West has become the city’s latest skyscraper canyon. Fortunately the exterior of a 16-storey, art deco, 1929, BALDWIN & GREEN office building is about to make a comeback <PHOTOS ABOVE – Concourse Building overshadowed by its 40-storey neighbour>

ADELAIDE6ADELAIDE5Before construction began on the adjacent 40-storey office tower, the facade of the old CONCOURSE BUILDING was carefully dismantled and put into storage. It’s now being reassembled, murals and all, at the corner of Sheppard and Adelaide. Ernst and Young will be among the first to occupy this new/old member of the Richmond/Adelaide Centre, taking 225,000 of 900,000 available square feet.

ADELAIDE7Coming soon – the original murals over the entranceway to the old building by Group of Seven artist J.E.H. MacDONALD and the thunderbird motif on the side.

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