What used to be Toronto’s largest storage facility is now a condominium apartment, office, entertainment and shopping mall complex in named Queen's Quay Terminal. Built in 1926, it was used as both a docking area and a storage facility, thanks to over 100 docks and 1 million square feet of storage for packaged and dry goods, specialized cold storage, international imports, bonded goods, such as tea and tobacco. Interior train tracks eliminated the need for transport to other storage facilities, making the Terminal Warehouse a one-stop shop for imports and exports. It was converted into a large multi-function development in 1983, and is now often cited as one of the most successful and clever revitalization works in the world, receiving several awards to that effect. It has masterfully preserved the area’s history while adapting to new commercial and residential realities, all while maintaining the building’s iconic Art Deco architecture. The conversion added four floors to the original 10-story structure, for a total of 70,000 square meters of space in order to welcome additional businesses and boast the local economy, including Yahoo! Canada, Labatt, the Museum of Inuit Art as well as several restaurants.
Queen's Quay Terminal is located on Queens Quay West along the Toronto Inner Harbor next to the ferry terminal. It can be reached by streetcars 317, 509, and 510 (stop Queens Quay at Harbourfront Centre). It is within walking distance from the Rogers Centre and the CN Tower via Rees Street and Queens Quay West. There are also two parking lots nearby, one across the street and one to the west of the building.