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On Yonge Street, a Glass Tower Rises From a Neoclassical Bank

The heritage building’s original mosaic floor will be restored in the condo tower’s lobby

By Graeme Bayliss

The philanthropic Massey family, responsible for such landmarks as Massey Hall and Hart House, is part of Toronto’s past and present. It’s fitting, then, that the Massey Tower embodies both. A century-old bank anchors the condo development to Yonge Street, while an undulating glass tower by Hariri Pontarini Architects soars 60 storeys above. There’s no facadism here: heritage experts ERA Architects are preserving and restoring the neoclassical building, including its delicate mosaic floor and original woodwork. themasseytower.com


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