Manulife Place

Manulife Place is a highrise office building and shopping centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was completed in 1983 and designed by Clifford Lawrie Bolton Ritchie Architects. It is located at the corner of 102 Avenue and 101 Street in Downtown Edmonton.

Manulife Place
Manulife Place in May 2016
Location within Edmonton
General information
TypeOffice, Retail
Location10180 101 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 3S4
Coordinates53°32′33″N 113°29′41″W
Construction started1981
CostC$100 million
($230 million in 2018 dollars[1])
Roof146.36 m (480.2 ft)
Technical details
Floor count36
Design and construction
ArchitectClifford Lawrie Bolton Ritchie Architects, Lawrie, Bolton, Ritchie Architects
Structural engineerRead Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
Main contractorPCL Constructors, Inc.

The two level shopping concourse houses luxury department store Holt Renfrew's Edmonton store as well 22 other stores and 3 restaurants. Manulife Place is connected by the Edmonton Pedway to Edmonton City Centre and Commerce Place. The building's namesake is Manulife.

At 146 meters (479 ft) tall, with 36 floors, it was the tallest building in Edmonton from 1983 until 2011.[2] In 2011 it was overtaken by Epcor Tower at 149.4 meters (490 ft).[3]

History of the site

The location of Manulife Place was formerly the home of the King Edward Hotel which stood on the site from 1904 to 1980, before being destroyed by fire.[4]

Manulife Place was constructed by the local general contractor PCL Construction, with another local contractor, C. W. Carry manufacturing and erecting the structural steel.

See also


  1. Canadian inflation numbers based on Statistics Canada tables 18-10-0005-01 (formerly CANSIM 326-0021) "Consumer Price Index, annual average, not seasonally adjusted". Statistics Canada. January 18, 2019. Retrieved March 6, 2019. and 18-10-0004-13 "Consumer Price Index by product group, monthly, percentage change, not seasonally adjusted, Canada, provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit". Statistics Canada. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  2. Emporis Buildings (2007). "Manulife Place". Retrieved 2007-10-19.
  3. Mah, Bill (2010-06-15). "Flagpoles will make Epcor Tower tallest". Edmonton Journal. Archived from the original on 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2011-01-25.
  4. Herzog, Lawrence (2007-06-28). "Edmonton's early 20th century hotels". Real Estate weekly. Retrieved 2010-07-12.
Preceded by
AGT Tower
Tallest building in Edmonton
146 m
Succeeded by
Epcor Tower
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