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Canada Life Building
Canada Life Building - 1898.jpg
Photo of the then-new building, 1898
General information
Status Complete
Address 275 Saint Jacques Street
Town or city Montreal, Quebec
Country  Canada
Coordinates 45°30′10″N 73°33′34″W / 45.5029°N 73.5595°W / 45.5029; -73.5595
Design and construction
Architect Richard A. Waite
Patrimoine culturel du Québec
Type: Immeuble patrimonial classé
Designated: 2002-09-10
Part of: Montreal Heritage Site
Reference #: 93433

The Canada Life Building in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is a Renaissance Revival building completed in 1895 by Buffalo, New York architect Richard A. Waite and is an example of a first-generation skyscraper.

Located in the heart of what was once Canada's financial capital on St. James Street, in what is now Old Montreal, the Canada Life Building was the first in Montreal to utilize an eight-storey steel structure.

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