Toronto-Dominion Centre


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Mies van der Rohe's late modernist masterpiece is a close cousin to his famous Seagram Building in New York, but the black-steel and bronze glass towers are now very much a part of Toronto's self-image. Together with new City Hall, the T-D Centre set the pace for the rejuvenation of Toronto in the 1960s. Later additions to the complex, one of them towering over the former Toronto Stock Exchange (now the Design Exchange), have unbalanced the plaza in which the towers are set, but the complex remains one of the few architectural masterpieces in modern Toronto. Most of the centre is off-limits to the public, but Canoe restaurant is located on the 54th floor of the main tower. Two large outdoor sculptures are noteworthy: Al McWilliams' eerie circle-and-chairs (officially known as Wall and Chairs) on the King Street side and Joe Fafard's popular bronze cows in the central plaza. The latter graze on a patch of grass west of the main tower.

South of the cows is the celebrated TD Bank Financial Group Gallery of Inuit Art (Ground Level, 79 Wellington Street W, 416 982 8473), housed in the southernmost tower of the T-D complex. It's part of the bank's vast worldwide collection of art and was the first corporate art gallery in Canada when it opened in 1986.

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Toronto-Dominion Centre details

66 Wellington Street W,
at Bay Street

Area Toronto

Transport Streetcar 504/subway King or Union .

Telephone 416 869 1144

Toronto-Dominion Centre website

Open 10am-6pm Mon-Fri.

Admission free.

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