Manulife Building in 1962 & 2023

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The Manulife Building is located at 200 Bloor St E in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood. Built between 1924 and 1925 and known initially as the Manufacturers’ Life Insurance Company Building, the magnificent structure was designed by architects Sproatt & Rolph, with later additions by Marani & Morris.

Manufacturers Life began in 1887 at the back of a small store once at 38 King St E. After years of steady growth, the company needed larger offices frequently, moving into the Bloor St E building in 1925. The classically styled building is clad with grey stone and features a colonnaded porch at the main entrance.

1962/2023 – The Manulife Building is located at 200 Bloor St E in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood. Built between 1924 and 1925 and known initially as the Manufacturers' Life Insurance Company Building, the magnificent structure was designed by architects Sproatt & Rolph, with later additions by Marani & Morris. 

Manufacturers Life began in 1887 at the back of a small store once at 38 King St E. After years of steady growth, the company needed larger offices frequently, moving into the Bloor St E building in 1925. The classically styled building is clad with grey stone and features a colonnaded porch at the main entrance
1962/2023 – The Manulife Building is located at 200 Bloor St E in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1257, Series 1057, Item 8912)
SOURCE
  • The Globe and Mail Newspaper Archives: Aug 27, 1925, pgs 5 & 9 (Manulife Building)
  • Photo: Denise Marie for TorontoJourney416
  • Vintage Photo: City of Toronto Archives

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