This building, built in 1931 by the Canadian Life Insurance Company, is one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture in Toronto. The building is perhaps best known for its weather beacon, installed on August 9, 1951. The beacon shines red for rain, white for snow, and lights running up or down it indicate a change in temperature. Unfortunately, the building is not open to the public.
150 King Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada
Nearest Transit: Osgoode Station (Line: Yonge - University)
Canada Life Building and Nearby Attractions on Map
Yonge Dundas Square(0.8 km)
Royal Ontario Museum(1.9 km)
The ROM is Canada's largest museum, displaying everything from preserved Egyptian mummies to live Madagascar cockroaches.
The Harbourfront Centre(1.5 km)
On Toronto's vibrant waterfront, the Harbourfront Centre is a great place to unwind, with water-based performances, courses and activities, including boat rides, marina tours and ship visits.
Art Gallery of Ontario(0.5 km)
The Art Gallery of Ontario is the largest art gallery in Canada, with more than 80,000 works of art from the 1st century to present day.
Cathedral Church of St. James(1.1 km)
This impressive, gothic revival cathedral was built in 1844.
CBC Museum(0.8 km)
The collection contains over 4,000 items that chronicle the history of Canadian broadcasting.
CN Tower(1 km)
Once the tallest freestanding structure in the world, this tower affords generous views of the Greater Toronto Area and, on a clear day, you can see the opposite shore of Lake Ontario.
City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square(0.3 km)
Toronto's modernist City Hall designed by Finnish architect Viljo Revell and was completed in 1965.
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