The weather on Saturday afternoon could not have been better for a cornerstone unveiling ceremony, especially one that featured the Governor General of Canada, a marching band and a hundred strong Honour Guard.
Governor General David Johnston arrived at the ceremony to perform the official unveiling of the cornerstone which was placed at the base of the 42 storey tower. For those unfamiliar with the project, The Residences of RCMI preserves the best original features of the RCMI headquarters within its lower six floors.
The architectural integrity of the historic building had been compromised over the years through expansion and renovation. The Zeidler Partnership, a renowned architecture firm, and Andrea Kantleberg, a top Green designer have worked to reincorporate the building’s original facade into the rebuilt entranceway. It’s truly an amazing project that blends history with modern condo design.
Check out some pics below of the monumental unveiling:
The west side of University Avenue was closed to accommodate the impressive ceremony. This is just one segment of the large marching band.
Governor General David Johnston arrived to much fanfare.
Al Libfield, president of Tribute Communities, speaks about the RCMI and the new condo development that's helping revitalize the historic building.
The cornerstone unveiling. From left: Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jeffrey Dorfman, RCMI past president and chair of the building committee; Colonel Gil Taylor, president of RCMI; His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, Colonel Jim Breithaupt; Al Libfeld, president of Tribute Communities.
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