THE MASSEY TOWER OCCUPIES SPACE ONCE HOME TO THE COLONIAL TAVERN, YONGE ST. AT SHUTER

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.

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One thought on “THE MASSEY TOWER OCCUPIES SPACE ONCE HOME TO THE COLONIAL TAVERN, YONGE ST. AT SHUTER

  1. And it preserves an amazing historic bank building as part of its common areas.

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