|Formerly:||Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Offices|
|Address:||340 Hargrave Place|
|Use:||Unicity Taxi Office|
|Original Use:||Insurance Office|
|Architects:||Waisman Ross & Associates|
|Firms:||Waisman Ross & Associates|
|Contractors:||Barclay Holdings Ltd. (Developer)|
The firm of Waisman Ross & Associates designed the single storey office building at 340 Hargrave Place in 1959, for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. The successful young local architectural firm had already won a 1955 Massey Medal for Architecture for, in their own words, putting their "best efforts on low-budget buildings." They also specialized in the use of concrete block and exposed interior brick. Although these specific materials were not used in the design of this building, it shares a spare and linear character, and is defined by its unobtrusive low lying rectangular presence.