One Yonge Street

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One Yonge Street
Toronto - ON - Toronto Star Building.jpg
One Yonge Street in 2008
Alternative names Toronto Star Building
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Address 1 Yonge Street
Town or city Toronto, Ontario
Country Canada
Current tenants Zeinact Ventures
Completed 1970
Opened 1971
Height 333 feet (101 m)
Technical details
Floor count 25

One Yonge Street (also known as the Toronto Star Building) is a 25-storey office building that serves as the headquarters of Torstar and its flagship newspaper, the Toronto Star. It is 100 metres tall, and is built in the International style.[citation needed] It was built as a replacement to the Old Toronto Star Building, which was located at 80 King Street West, that building was torn down to make room for First Canadian Place.

It is located at 1 Yonge Street at Queens Quay, and marks the foot of what was Highway 11, known informally as "the longest street in the world".

The building also housed the printing presses for the Toronto Star newspaper, until 1992 when a new press centre was opened in Vaughan, Ontario, the finished newspaper content is sent electronically to the plant where the plates are burnt and the paper gets printed and distributed. Editorial content of the newspaper is produced by employees working on the fifth floor.[citation needed] It also has the headquarters of Torstar.[1]

The office space at One Yonge Street is also leased out to a variety of other companies, including the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, Zeinact Ventures,[2] a dental office, and the new downtown Toronto campus of Collège Boréal.[3]

In August 2006, The Star invited its readers to name the ugliest building in Toronto, over 20% nominated the Star building. It was criticized for brutalism and being disconnected from the nearby waterfront.[4]

Proposed future development[edit]

The area is the location of a high-profile development designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, that includes five skyscrapers on two parcels of land bisected by an eastern extension of Harbour Street, the tallest tower would reach 95 storeys for a total height of 320 metres, making it the largest in Canada. Currently unapproved by the city, existing plans involve developing around the existing One Yonge street building,[5] the three residential towers would total 2,962 condo units, and the two commercial towers would provide 154,000 sq.m of space."1-7 Yonge Condos Residences". 

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Torstar. Retrieved on 7 June 2012. "Corporate Office One Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada M5E 1P9"
  2. ^ "Reference to company headquarters of One Yonge Street". 
  3. ^ "College Boreal to spend $3.8 million on new Toronto campus". Sudbury Star, January 25, 2012.
  4. ^ Marchand, Philip (2006-08-26). "The ugliest building in T.O.?". The Toronto Star. p. D.12. 
  5. ^ "1-7 Yonge Redevelopment to Include Toronto's Tallest Tower". 

Coordinates: 43°38′32″N 79°22′28″W / 43.64222°N 79.37444°W / 43.64222; -79.37444