Montreal – Royal Bank Tower

360, rue Saint-Jacques

Not yet 100 years old, the Royal Bank Tower is situated in the financial area of old Montreal but was built later than the other institutions. The tower was actually the tallest structure at the time of construction (1928) with its 22 stories it was the first building to be taller than the Notre-Dame Basilica.

Located at 360 Saint-Jacques Street it is the western most building on this street. The head office of the bank was originally located in Halifax (1879). It moved to Montreal in 1907 in what turned out to be too small of a building. The Bank of Ottawa building was demolished to make place for the new tower.

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