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TD Centre Toronto - Mies van der Rohe


The Toronto TD Centre / Mies van der Rohe Architecture model is complete!

Can't wait, the model will be going on display, in Toronto, at the real TD Centre at King St W and Bay St. 

I'll snap some shots once it's in!

In the mean time, check out the completed model below:


The Design Exchange / Ernst and Young (222 Bay) Tower is complete!

I've re-created the east side of the TD Centre - The Ernst and Young Tower which houses the Design Exchange (the old Toronto Stock Exchange facade), also known as 220 Bay St. 


222 Bay Street, Ernst & Young Tower: 482,363 sq. ft. rentable; 31 floors
Approximately 400 blocks
Two storey pedestrian bridge linking 69 Wellington and 222 Bay
Old TSX facade integrated into the front of the tower

Other updates:

Updated rear courtyard gardens, trees, and blocks representing the bronze bull statues
Better representation of the real courtyard

Blocks will be ordered and the model will be expanded before going on display at the TD centre!




Van der Rohe TD Centre will be going on display at the REAL TD Centre in Toronto!

Well, the marketing folks at Cadillac Fairview (the management company that owns the TD Centre) will be displaying my LEGO model in the lobby of the real thing! 

I'll be adding an update with the DX tower on the east side of the site once I've got the LDD updated and parts ordered for the build.

Thanks for all of the support so far! Can't wait for the model to go on display!



A little history about Ludwig Mies van der Rohe - The architect behind many modern iconic buildings.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe...

Functional and Fearless

No conversation about Toronto-Dominion Centre should ever end without serious mention of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

This architectural master understood the power and purpose of architecture. He understood that buildings must be functional, comfortably inhabitable andresponsive to the future. He also understood the importance and lasting power of appearance, of skylines and streetscapes. He combined big dimensions with new, modern materials and pushed architecture into the future.

“We must be as familiar with the functions of our building as with our materials. We must learn what a building can be, what it should be, and also, what it must not be".

For much of his life, Mies was on a mission. He called for architecture to open its imagination and catch up to a changing world. Toronto-Dominion Centre represents the architect at his absolute best; a style he modestly referred to as ‘skin and bones architecture’. Simple and uncluttered, yet powerful and enduring. It often takes time for greatness to be appreciated. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe lived a long, productive life, long enough to be appreciated and celebrated as a master of the modernist style. He was without doubt, one of the most transformational architects of the modern age. Toronto-Dominion Centre was Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s last major work before his death.


Grand opening!

Final product - TD Centre: Mies van der Rohe, Toronto Canada.


  • Dimensions 320mm x 290mm x 180mm (HxLxW)
  • Approximately 1900 pieces
  • Same base dimensions as LEGO Farnsworth House (No. 21009)
  • Scale 1: 750
  • TTC 504 Streetcar + track
  • 77 King Street West and 66 Wellington Street West
  • TD Bank branch pavilion
  • Detailed building lobbies
  • 6 Lamp posts with traffic light detail
  • 1x1 plates representing courtyard granite slabs
  • Front and rear gardens
  • Staircases to the underground PATH network


Under construction!

​Under construction...


  • colours
  • lobby design
  • lamp post design
  • slight building relocation
  • part count reduction! (~1800)




Bricks have arrived!

The bricks for this project have arrived.

We break ground soon!

Stay tuned for pictures of the build...


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