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Once upon a city: Creating Toronto's skyline

from Toronto Star

John A. Pearson was at the height of his architectural career when he was commissioned to design what would be the tallest building — a veritable skyscraper — in the British Empire. But in typical low-key, Canadian fashion, there was no fanfare when the 34-storey, 145-metre-high head office of the Canadian Bank of Commerce opened its doors in 1931 at 25 King St. W. The stock market had crashed in 1929, less than a year after work began on the iconic tower. more

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