More than any other, this project marked the emergence of B+H—formerly Bregman + Hamann Architects—at the forefront of commercial architecture practice in the 1960s. Located in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, the Toronto-Dominion Centre (TD Centre) symbolized Toronto’s new status as a major city and established a new standard for office buildings in Canada. The Centre’s first phase, the 56-storey Toronto-Dominion Bank Tower, designed by Ludwig Mies van de Rohe with B+H as Architect of Record in Joint Venture with John B. Parkin and Associates, was completed in 1967.
B+H was also the Architect or Joint Venture Architect for subsequent phases arranged around the granite-paved pedestrian plaza, including the Banking Pavilion and what are now known as the North, West, South, and Ernst & Young Towers. The TD Centre received the 25-Year Award from the Ontario Association of Architects (2003), and an Office Building of the Year Award (>1,000,000 sq.ft.) from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). It is one of only a few Modernist developments to receive Ontario Heritage Act designation (2003).
In 2010, when Cadillac Fairview announced a thorough revitalization of the TD Centre, the commercial real estate manager once again entrusted the job to B+H.