Sun Life Building (Edifice Sun Life), Montreal

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The Sun Life Building (French: Édifice Sun Life) is a historic 122-metre (400 ft), 24-storey office building at 1155 Metcalfe Street on Dorchester Square in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The building was completed in 1931 after three stages of construction. It was built exclusively for the Sun Life Insurance Company. Although the then-new head office of the Royal Bank of Canada at 360 Saint Jacques Street in Montreal was taller by several floors, the Sun Life Building was at the time the largest building in square footage anywhere in the British Empire. The Sun Life Building went through three different stages of construction, the first one starting as early as 1913, but it was not until 1931 that its main 24-storey tower was erected, thus completing the project.

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  • A beautiful building with lots of history. You can still come here and hear the chime music when sitting outside near the park. It used to be the offices of Sunlife however now the HO has moved to.....  more »
  • Whilst visiting Montreal my husband insisted that we visited here due to its history, especially with what was stored here from the UK in World War 2. One of those buildings that you could walk past.....  more »
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  • Fantastic building in a great location, gorgeous architecture inside and out. Only confusing bit can be the elevator bank where the elevator usage is split between floor groupings (e.g. one set goes to 1-12, another set goes to 14-22).
  • Congrats! Happy centenary!! When it opened, the 26-storey structure was the tallest building in Canada. It was also the biggest building in the entire United Kingdom. 100 years ago.

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