Sun Life Building, Montreal

Sun Life Building, Montreal

On your trip to Montreal, Canada, do not miss a visit to the Sun Life Building. Located in downtown, this historic building is at Dorchester Square across the Central Station and Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

One-block to the west of the building is the Windsor Station. Sun Life Building is strategically located between two major Metro lines. You can access this building by car through Ville-Marie and Bonaventure expressways.

Construction of the building was completed in 1931 in three stages. Constructed especially for the Sun Life Insurance Company, the 24 storied building is 122 meters high.

Construction started in 1913 when the southern part of the base was put in place. Base was further extended north and eastward between 1923 and 1926. By 1931 construction of the 16 storied set back towers was completed.

When the Sun Life Building was completed, it held the distinction of being the most spacious in terms of square foot in the whole of British Empire. Taller buildings have since emerged in Montreal and today this building is the 17th tallest flanked by taller CIBC building and Place Ville-Marie.

If you are a fan of interesting cityscape and architecture, do not miss a visit to this historically significant building in Montreal.
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Sight Name: Sun Life Building
Sight Location: Montreal, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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