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Toronto Star Building at 1 Yonge Street Toronto

About >> Our Building

The Toronto Star Building at 1 Yonge Street is located on the beautiful waterfront of Lake Ontario. This Toronto landmark is renowned for its location at the foot of the longest street in the world "Yonge Street" and for its name - "The Toronto Star Building" so named because the building provides office space for the largest daily newspaper in Canada. Everybody knows where the Toronto Star's Head Office is located!

Location History

The Ontario Heritage Foundation Plaque reads as follows:

Yonge Street - 1796 -

1 Yonge Street heritage plaqueThe shortest route between the upper and the lower Great lakes lies between here and Georgian Bay. For John Graves Simcoe, Upper Canada's first lieutenant- governor, this protected inland passage had strategic military and commercial potential. He founded York (Toronto) in 1793, then ordered a road built to replace native trails which led north to Lake Simcoe and its water links with Lake Huron. Completed on February 16, 1796 it was named after British Secretary of War, Sir George Yonge, an expert on Roman roads. Yonge Street developed from a muddy, stump riddled forest trail into the main street of Toronto and the first part of Highway 11, which now extends 1,896 kilometers to Rainy River, Ontario.

(Ontario Heritage Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario)

Toronto Star Building's Tenants (Past and Present)

A large tenant of the building is the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario), taking up 6 floors of building. The LCBO is the beverage alcohol retailer to Ontario. It is the world's largest single buyer of beverage alcohol, buying from more than 70 countries. The organization employs 6,500 people and operates 602 stores. While its head office is located at 55 Lake Shore Blvd., they have several departments located at 1 Yonge Street, including the purchasing department.

The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA), is also a prominent tenant of One Yonge Street. They are a Crown Agency of the Province of Ontario and the partner of choice for more communities than any other water and wastewater service organization in Ontario.

The Ontario Clean Water Agency has been providing safe, reliable and cost-effective clean water services across the province for over 15 years. As a Crown Agency of the Province of Ontario, they pride themselves on effective service, efficiency, trust, and accountability. With over 180 clients, including municipalities, First Nations communities, institutions and businesses.

Access Copyright's head office is located on the 8th floor of the Toronto Star Building. They are an agency that provides educators, businesses and other users of copyright protected works with the ability to copy from millions of books, magazines and newspapers in a flexible, convenient and economical way. They are also the same organization that is responsible to ensure that creators and publishers are fairly compensated for the use of their works.

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The 18th and 19th floors are home to Telsec Business Centre (the longest operating Business Centre in Toronto). Telsec provides private executive office space with spectacular views of Toronto harbour and downtown Toronto, private and semi-private office spaces, team space, meeting rooms, boardrooms and training rooms for lease or rent with excellent support services and tenant amenities. In addition, Telsec is the leading business centre offering virtual office services (mail/address and/or telephone answering, including VoIP service).

Building Amenities

Toronto’s #1 Address – 1 Yonge Street is an excellent location with many outstanding building amenitities in and around the Toronto Star building. We have provided travel and transportation details, local accomadation options and financial services.

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Building Security and Emergency

  • Access to building 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Security - access card system, surveillance cameras and 24 hour security staff
  • Private offices are individually key locked
  • Warning system includes fire alarm and loudspeaker communication