RICH HISTORY INFORMS BRIGHT FUTURE
The Extraordinary Story of North Toronto’s Montgomery Square.
In the early 1800’s, the corner of Yonge and Montgomery was the site of the famed Montgomery’s Tavern. It was the warm and welcoming meeting place in the heart of the Town of North Toronto. It was here William Lyon Mackenzie and his cohorts met to plot the end of the unfair British rule of Upper Canada. In December 1837, the square was the site of the Rebellion of Upper Canada, where Mackenzie and his men were defeated by the British in a 15 minute skirmish! Those events led to the union of Upper and Lower Canada in 1841 and the establishment of responsible government in Canada.
The Tavern was destroyed after the Rebellion, and was thereafter home to several storied taverns and hotels. In 1936, the site was acquired by the Canadian Government which commissioned renowned Canadian architect Murray Brown to design a Post Office for the site. Brown set his classic Art Deco building well back from Yonge Street thus creating the Square and promoting the continued importance of the site as a focal point and meeting place for the community.
Immediately following its purchase of the property in 2012, Rockport set out to design a new mixed use development which would build upon the site’s deep historical roots and introduce new uses for the property which would pay tribute to the importance of its past. Montgomery Square articulates that vision.
The Art Deco building will be restored to its original grandeur and will host 20,000 square feet of outstanding restaurant and retail activity. The public square will once again be an inviting and comfortable place to meet with neighbours and participate in the excitement of city life.
The Montgomery, a purpose built luxury rental apartment building will rise 27 stories just to the west of the Art Deco building. This stunning new tower will provide the Toronto market with luxury rental suites complete with outstanding concierge service, stylish interiors and modern amenities. To that, Rockport will add professional, dedicated management, whose primary objective is to deliver an incomparable living experience without any of the challenges of home ownership.
Rockport looks forward to welcoming you to Montgomery Square – a great place to Meet, Dine, Rent and Live.