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Old Bank of Toronto Building

7 Otto Drive, Yellowknife, Territoires du Nord-Ouest, X1A, Canada

Reconnu formellement en: 1999/11/22

Street front side of Old Bank of Toronto building.; E.Hawkins/GNWT
Old Bank of Toronto Building, 2002
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Date(s) de construction


Inscrit au répertoire canadien: 2004/04/13

Énoncé d'importance

Description du lieu patrimonial

The Bank of Toronto Building is a City of Yellowknife Heritage Site. It is a single story log building with a partially hipped roof. The building is currently located at 7 Otto Drive, on Latham Island. The heritage designation applies only to the building.

Valeur patrimoniale

The Bank of Toronto Building is one of Yellowknife's oldest surviving buildings. Typical of a number of Yellowknife's early buildings, this log structure reflects typical boom and bust cycles of construction in a northern mining town, and was originally located on the Rock, in the heart of historic Yellowknife.

This building is associated with the beginning of banking in Yellowknife. Originally a private residence, the Bank of Toronto bought the building in 1944, just 6 years after it was built. Allan Lambert, former president and chairman of the Toronto Dominion Bank, cut his teeth as branch manager here. In 1961, the bank outgrew this small building, and relocated its commercial operations. The Bank of Toronto, however, retained the site as an employee residence until 1964.

In 1964, Sam Otto, early Yellowknife pioneer, trapper, and prospector, bought and moved the building to its current location on Otto Drive (named after Mr.Otto himself). Since then, the building has been used as a private residence.

The building has gained considerable prominence as an Old Town landmark. Its attractive exterior and proximity to the street have made it a favourite of walking tours. The building has also been featured in a number of publications and articles on the history of Yellowknife.

Source: City of Yellowknife By-law 4079.

Éléments caractéristiques

- The overall massing, including, but not limited to, its one-story layout, partially hipped roof, and distribution of windows
- Log materials and craftsmanship
- Prominent, visible location in a residential neighbourhood in Old Town Yellowknife



Territoires du Nord-Ouest

Autorité de reconnaissance

Ville de Yellowknife

Loi habilitante

City of Yellowknife Heritage By-Law

Type de reconnaissance

City of Yellowknife Municipal Historic Site

Date de reconnaissance


Données sur l'histoire

Date(s) importantes

1944/01/01 à 1961/01/01
1961/01/01 à 1964/01/01
1964/01/01 à 1964/01/01
1938/01/01 à 1944/01/01

Thème - catégorie et type

Économies en développement
Commerce et affaires

Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction


Logement unifamilial


Commerce / Services commerciaux
Banque ou bourse

Architecte / Concepteur



John Stakston

Informations supplémentaires

Emplacement de la documentation

Yellowknife City Hall, Yellowknife, By-law 4079.

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