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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Belmont Building

While we're downtown I thought we might take a look at another interesting building in the downtown core, the Belmont Building. It was opened in 1912 and briefly, at 8 stories, was the tallest building in Canada. But that was the beginning of the skyscraper era and it was soon topped. It sits opposite the Empress Hotel on the northern corner of Government Street and Humboldt and, despite its age, continues to contribute to the Inner Harbour Causeway ambience.

3 comments:

JoJo said...

I'm sure I walked past it many times, but I never noticed what a cool building it is.

William Kendall said...

I like its style.

Matthew Feehan said...

Wow. Tallest building in Canada in 1912 (the year the Titanic sank). That's cool👍