Queen's Quay Terminal - Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1926 by Moores & Dunford
1983 by Zeidler Roberts
Queen's Quay West
The Queen's Quay Terminal was built in 1926 to a design by the architectural practice of Moores and Dunford.  It was an art deco cold storage facility on Toronto's harbourfront. The area around Toronto's harbour was a busy commercial and industrial area separated from the city's downtown by the railway.  In the 1980s many of the buildings along the harbour were empty and the area, with its waterfront views, was a prime site for redevelopment.  The Queen's Quay Terminal was one of the first buildings to be converted providing an attraction for people who were beginning to enjoy the improved access to the city's waterfront.

The renovations involved the addition of four floors and the opening up the internal space within the old building to create an 8-storey atrium.  When it was completed the building was home to 72 rooftop condominiums, over 100 shops and restaurants arranged over two floors of retail space, five levels of offices and a 450 seat Dance Theatre.

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