Confederation Life Building
|Formerly:||Confederation Life Building|
|Address:||390 York Avenue|
|Other Work:||1986, Exterior and interior alterations|
|Architects:||Schafer Plumton & Nipper|
|Firms:||Schaeffer Plumton and Nipper, later Plumton Nipper & Associates (Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Winnipeg)|
|Contractors:||Fraser Construction Co. Ltd.|
Designed by Schaeffer Plumton and Nipper of Minneapolis and Winnipeg, 390 York Avenue was built between 1959 and 1960. Originally built for use by the Confederation Life Association, a national insurance company, the building is again in use as an insurance office.
The small one storey building was constructed with a brick exterior and large display windows. In 1994 the ownership of the building went to the Garriock Insurance Company. The business continues to operate out of the building.
- Plan area: 5,000 sq. ft. (464.5 sq. m)
- Gross floor area: 6,000 sq. ft. (557.4 sq. m)
- This modest single storey building was constructed with a partial basement, masonry and steel construction, reinforced concrete, brick facing, steel and glass walls, and a concrete floor
- Notable modern elements include the expansive glazing along the street-facing elevation, the conservative height of the building and a lack of exterior ornamentation