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was created in the 1960’s by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe who designed the complex of business buildings known as the Toronto Dominion Centre
. It occupies the most central location of downtown Toronto
. The TD Centre has 6 buildings - the Toronto Dominion Bank Tower, TD Waterhouse Tower, Royal Trust Tower, Canadian Pacific Tower, Ernst & Young Tower, and 95 Wellington West.
In many cities, the skyscrapers created canyons and to avoid that Mies van der Rohe created a landscaped plaza to set the building back from the streets. This way he created a space for public gatherings, art and concerts.
One curious fact is that when he created the centre he signed the contract with some peculiar clauses. For example the 54-th floor of the TD Bank Tower (the head office of TD Bank) couldn’t be redesigned for 40 years and because of that it has this retro 70sh feel. It has a boardroom with a table that can seat 88 people which was installed before the building was finished.
Below the plaza, the architect created an underground shopping concourse, which was the basis for the extensive PATH
network of downtown Toronto. The TD Centre concourse is a shopping mall, with over 75 shops, restaurants and cafes and is directly connected to Toronto’s subway and all the other office towers and skyscrapers.
Where is Toronto Dominion Centre
: 66 Wellington Street West; the block between Bay St., York St. Wellington St. and King St. West.
How to get to TD Centre
: Subway Yonge-University-Spadina line to King Station
TD Centre, Toronto
Toronto Dominion Centre
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