The Allen Lambert Galleria - Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada

Santiago Calatrava
Date Built
Running parallel to Front Street between Yonge Street and Heritage Square
The Allen Lambert Galleria is a six-storey high pedestrian walkway with a spectacular roof of steel and glass that has been described as the, "crystal cathedral of commerce."  The roof is supported by a series of steel columns that branch out into parabolic shapes creating a roof that resembles a forest canopy.  Beneath the canopy is a walkway that provides access to office spaces on either side.  There are also retail units, a Marche restaurant and the Hockey Hall of Fame. 

The Galleria is named after Allen Thomas Lambert who was a banker and former chairman of the Toronto Dominion Bank.

The glass sculpture below features in the galleria.  It was created by Jeff Burnette of Vancouver.

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