Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Doors Open Waterloo Region – Sun Life Financial

The Fourth stop on our Doors Open Waterloo Region was Sun Life Financial in Waterloo. Celebrating 100 years this building was a real treat to tour.

Sun Life Financial - Original main entrance

Sun Life Financial – Original main entrance

In the spring of 1912 24 men and 14 women – Employees of the the Ontario Mutual Life Assurance Co. carried their files and papers from their old location through this magnificent entrance into the Great Hall inside. One employee is said to exclaim, “We will never fill it!”. Eight additions later and 2,600 people working in this location  proved filling it was not a problem.

Sun Life Financial Great Hall

Sun Life Financial Great Hall

This shot taken from one of the balconies of the Great Hall is a panorama composed of 5 pictures.  Great care has been  taken to preserve the original features of the building.

Click on a picture to see them larger

 

This stop was well worth the time to see and learn about this significant Waterloo landmark and contributor to the economy.

Our next stop – A beautiful 130 year old home! Stay tuned!

 

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