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Old Posted Jul 20, 2012, 6:11 PM
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Favorite Royal Bank Regional Offices

VANCOUVER
Royal Centre



Bull-Doser http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ro...er_2010%29.jpg

CALGARY
Royal Bank Building



http://brookfieldofficeproperties.co...-bank-building

EDMONTON
Royal Bank Building



http://looplink.edmonton.cbre.ca/ll/...Jasper-Avenue/

REGINA



http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_xnZi4wKnMt...96.4Regina.jpg

WINNIPEG


wintorbos http://www.flickr.com/photos/26266017@N00/3105522406/

LONDON

http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/p...um/7932979.jpg

TORONTO
Royal Bank Plaza



hanneoral http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2659/4...7b0de39aa3.jpg

OTTAWA


alec saunders http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2737/5...933ff9fde4.jpg

MONTREAL
Place Ville Marie



susanvg http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4002/4...ca367c511a.jpg

QUEBEC CITY


http://www.mensuel.ca/attachments/Im...t/P1020909.JPG

HALIFAX



http://schoolofhealthadministration....Images/RBC.gif

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Old Posted Jul 20, 2012, 6:20 PM
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Most of the Calgary RBC staff are in the Bankers Hall tower.


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And its not even close.
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The Royal Bank was originally founded as the Merchants' Bank of Halifax in the 1860's. The 1960's-era Royal Bank tower in Halifax was built on the site of the older Victorian offices:


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30's-era George Street with the Royal Bank building on the far right:

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Their old building in Montreal still exists at 1870 Notre-Dame West:

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There was recently an announcement that the Royal Bank is moving into a new building in Halifax called RBC Waterside Centre. This is the construction site. The "striped" highrise on the right is the old Royal Bank building:


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My favourite stopped being the head office in the early 1960s. The most beautiful Royal Bank branch of them all closed permanently (with a whimper) one week ago.


Vieux Montréal, fév. 2010. Rue Saint-Pierre >Nord, depuis Place D'Youville. by DubyDub2009, on Flickr


Montreal - Vieux Montréal: Tour de la Banque Royale by wallyg, on Flickr


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^ Its amazing that today we can't even afford to maintain works of art like this, let alone build them. Sometimes it doesn't feel like we're making progress.
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There is a Royal Bank building in London, ON, although I'm not sure if Royal Bank still has any offices there. It's ugly anyways, you wouldn't want to see a picture. It certainly doesn't compete with PVM or RBP.
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My favourite stopped being the head office in the early 1960s. The most beautiful Royal Bank branch of them all closed permanently (with a whimper) one week ago.


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Second that, with bells on.
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There is a Royal Bank building in London, ON, although I'm not sure if Royal Bank still has any offices there. It's ugly anyways, you wouldn't want to see a picture. It certainly doesn't compete with PVM or RBP.
Spare our fragile eyes from yet another London fugly.
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Vancouver's got a second Royal Bank office tower. This one significantly predates the other.


Source: http://www.bcbusinessonline.ca/bcb/t...ancouver-banks

The interior is incredible, but, alas, I could only seem to find one shot in my brief search.


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There is also the Royal Bank Centre in Ottawa on Sparks St. and the RBC Dexia office in downtown Toronto.
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You forgot Thunder Bay.



It fronts onto a ditch beside a busy suburban intersection!

Old logo FTW. Used to scare me when I was a kid.
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^ Its amazing that today we can't even afford to maintain works of art like this, let alone build them. Sometimes it doesn't feel like we're making progress.
The bank moved out, but the hall will remain as is, because it is an historic classified building.
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Banks are only looking at profit line, no sense whatsoever of pride in their history, keeping their landmarks locations open even if they arent the most cost effective. If they were people, they'd sell their mothers and children to increase their profit by 1$
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Banks are only looking at profit line, no sense whatsoever of pride in their history, keeping their landmarks locations open even if they arent the most cost effective. If they were people, they'd sell their mothers and children to increase their profit by 1$
Did you know that the president of RBC only has seven cars? He's practically homeless compared to the president of BMO.
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Actually, come to think of it, Lunenburg is pretty good for banks..

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OMG those are adorable!

I kind of like BMO's incorporation of their corporate colours into the facade with a large, contrasting smooth block over the door. I'd have used a more unique door than the one they have to fit the building better but it looks pretty good. The corner sign with the rounded edges has to change though.
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Some of the branches like the ones in Lunenburg were actually standard designs that they'd build in different small towns. Sydney had an identical Bank of Montreal. I don't know if it's still there. They used to have a nice Royal Bank building but I think it's gone:


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I think this Royal Bank building in Saint John is still there. This building was in 1911 or earlier -- it has a pretty simplified, modern-looking design for that period:

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That's Edwardian architecture, from the Edwardian era. It isn't any more or less modern than most other medium sized Edwardian buildings of the time...
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