Toronto architecture: the Napoleon Granite at Scotia plaza

One of Toronto’s tallest buildings, Scotia Plaza is know for its reddish exterior.  The building’s distinctive red colour is Napoleon Granite, quarried in Sweden, cut and polished in Italy, and before being brought to Canada.


Other Details

  • 40 King Street West, Toronto
  • Completed 1988
  • Height 274.9 m (902 ft)
  • Floors 68
  • Floor area 148,658 m2 (1,600,140 sq ft)
  • Elevators 44
  • Main contractor PCL Constructors
  • Architect WZMH Architects
  • Developer Campeau Corporation
  • Structural engineer Quinn Dressel Associates, Hidi Rae Consulting Engineers

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