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555 Lanark Street

Formerly:Lanark Towers
Address:555 Lanark Street
Constructed:1963
Architects:Unknown

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Period advertisements for this residential tower as "A dream of comfort in the Apartment that has everything." A display suite from the time of its opening featured "the latest in modern furnishings by Censers." Embodying a dynamic modernist form, the building possesses a curved plan, one that partly inspired the later neighbouring St. John Brebeuf Roman Catholic Church. 555 Lanark Street is clad in vibrant peach-toned brick accented by sections of rich blue-glazed brick, in a dark tone on the main floor and a lighter shade in-line with the tower's upper window bays. On the east and west fa├žades this accent brick has been covered by dark blue stucco added during renovation work completed in 2014. At this time a dramatic new metal entrance canopy was appended to the earlier projecting lobby space located on the east side of the building.