Brookfield Place

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Brookfield Place

Brookfield Place was formerly BCE Place. Built between 1986 and 1987 Brookfield Place is one of North America’s truly great people places. This landmark is located in the heart of the financial district, and is home to the world’s most prestigious financial, commercial and legal firms, as well as the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Bounded by Bay, Wellington, Yonge and Front Streets, the 5 1/2 acre, 2.6 million square foot complex combines two architecturally stunning office towers with Toronto’s oldest intact streetscape, including the award-winning Allen Lambert Galleria – a six storey pedestrian thoroughfare resplendent in light and glass.

The 5 1/2 acre site for Brookfield Place is deeply rooted in the commercial, cultural and social fabric of Toronto. Shortly before the Great Fire of 1904 which leveled 30 acres of the downtown area, The Globe & Mail described the site as “the most valuable business block in the city.” The fire destroyed much of downtown Toronto and the western half of this block, but left standing those buildings situated along Yonge Street and the eastern part of Wellington Street.

Today, 2.6 million square feet of office, retail and public space occupy this 5 1/2 acre site. It combines two architecturally stunning office towers with 12 of those 19th century buildings which miraculously survived the Great Fire, and weathered the successive waves of demolition that followed. Their facades have been restored to their 1850’s charm and continue to occupy their original positions on Yonge and Wellington Streets. In addition, the historical facade of 13-15 Wellington Street West has been fully restored and now forms part of the building which is home to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.