Topped off at 60 storeys above Yonge Street, neighbouring the Elgin & Winter Garden theatres, the Massey Tower has taken its place on TORONTO’s skyline. <PHOTO – Razz/Urban Toronto>
<View of balcony edges looking east, image by Craig White>
< Screens billow in the wind atop climbing project panels, image by Marcus Mitanis>
Designed by HARIRI PONTARINI ARCHITECTS and built for MOD DEVELOPMENTS, the company has donated a portion of its site to MASSEY HALL, Canada’s oldest concert hall, now undergoing a complete renovation. That extra space will provide an expanded loading dock, and a new 500-seat performance venue.
The Canadian Massey family was known for being patrons of the arts, and for manufacturing farm equipment for a large company that became Massey-Ferguson. Raymond Massey was a well-known actor; Vincent Massey was the 18th Governor-General of Canada; U of T’s Hart House was named for Hart Massey; Massey College is part of the family’s legacy – the list goes on. There’s also an equally successful branch of the family in the United States.