Queen St W and Simcoe St in 1972 & 2021

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Looking southwest towards the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce at the corner of Queen St W and Simcoe St in downtown Toronto. Built between 1929 and 1930, the branch was designed by architect Victor Daniel Horsburgh.

The stone-clad building resembles a Greek temple and is an architectural gem. It features a pair of fluted Doric columns flanking the entrance, and minimal but complex stonework details over the main Queen St W entrance and above the three centre windows along Simcoe St. The roofline is topped with bronze trim and ornamental finials.

The building was a CIBC branch for over 90 years and closed in 2022/23. Mr Horsburgh is credited with designing over 70 buildings in Toronto and across the country for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

1972/2021 – Looking southwest towards the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce at the corner of Queen St W and Simcoe St in downtown Toronto. Built between 1929 and 1930, the branch was designed by architect Victor Daniel Horsburgh. The stone-clad building resembles a Greek temple and is an architectural gem. It features a pair of fluted Doric columns flanking the entrance, and minimal but complex stonework details over the main Queen St W entrance and above the three centre windows along Simcoe St. The roofline is topped with bronze trim and ornamental finials. The building was a CIBC branch for over 90 years and closed in 2022/23. Mr Horsburgh is credited with designing over 70 buildings in Toronto and across the country for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
1972/2021 – Looking southwest towards the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce at the corner of Queen St W and Simcoe St in downtown Toronto (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 2032, Series 841, File 44, Item 23)
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