The light history of Keele Centre, 500 Keele St.

Keele Centre in 2011

Marathon Realty Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway Co., begun construction in the fall of 1967, on a $3.5-million light industrial and warehousing building located on Keele Street in the west end of Toronto. The building, named Keele Centre, was completed in May 1968 and features two-story sections with a paved mall between them.


The building has become the iconic industrial building in the Junction. The design includes ramps to allow for truck access to the second-story premises. The 330,000-square foot building is situated in close proximity to a CPR main line and its location on Keele Street provides direct access to major highways.

The project was overseen by Ellis-Don Ltd. of London, Ontario as the general contractor, with architectural design by Robie, Vaughan and Williams of Toronto a firm which until 1972 from it’s beginning in 1961. (1)

Gibson Willoughby Ltd. handled the 1st  leasing arrangements.


  1. Founded in 1961 as Ashworth, Robbie, Vaughan & Williams Architects & Town Planners. Name changed to Robbie Vaughan & Williams in 1965.

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