158 Sterling Rd.

I'm not sure how I missed this article in the Toronto Star, dated February 26 2008. It has some interesting insight into the history and potential of the old industrial "skyscraper" on Sterling Rd. The photo that accompanies the article is fascinating too.

Quote from the article:

Opened in 1919 by the Northern Aluminum Co. – later the Aluminum Co. of Canada and then Alcan – it may have been Canada's tallest building until the Royal York Hotel opened in 1929. A second contender is a 12-storey tower built at King and Yonge Sts. in 1913 and now part of the 1 King West high-rise.

The ceilings at 158 Sterling are at least 4.5 metres high and Romano, president of Castlepoint Realty, thinks that could put it head and shoulders above the competition.

I would love to take a tour of this building! I'm glad it's being preserved as the area gets redeveloped.


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Tower Automotive story/photos

I was reading a message thread about the Pinewood Studios developments over on the Urban Toronto Forums (http://www.urbantoronto.ca/showthread.php?t=679) and found a link to some great photos from someone who has explored the tower: http://www.ntropy.us/archives/38

158 Sterling

Thank you for the wonderful pictures and update.

Are there any future plans available for that building or the site?

I would think first highest building in Toronto would have some historical society interest.