Then. The Excelsior Life Building, circa 1916. Southeast corner of Toronto and Adelaide Streets. We've discussed this beauty in the past as part of our occasional discussions about Toronto Street. This is another view, a rare  one, "grabbed" by wwwebster from an issue of Construction.

Excelsior Life was purchased by the American Aetna Insurance Company in 1960 as part of an expansion into Canada. Aetna was in turn bought by Maritime Life, then Maritime Life was purchased by Manulife. Thus, it's not around anymore.  By the way, let your family know where your insurance documents are. 'Tis an important thing.

Now.  August 2011.