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Canadian Bank of Commerce

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Industry  Banking
Founder  William McMaster
Ceased operations  1961
Defunct  1961 (1961)
Founded  Ontario
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Fate  Merged with the Imperial Bank of Canada to form the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

The Canadian Bank of Commerce was a Canadian bank cofounded in 1867 by William McMaster. The Canadian Bank of Commerce opened in Toronto with a charter in 1866 that it purchased from the defunct Bank of Canada, which folded in 1858. The Canadian Bank of Commerce branch built at Darling and Pearson, Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1910 in beaux-arts classicism indicates the financial dominance of Winnipeg, among prairie cities.

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It merged with the Imperial Bank of Canada in 1961 to form the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), now one of the Big Five banks.

During World War I, 1,701 staff from the Canadian Bank of Commerce enlisted in the war effort. A memorial on the East and West Memorial Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario is dedicated to the memory of 1701 Men of the Canadian Bank of Commerce who served in the First World War A War Memorial at Commerce Court in Toronto, Ontario commemorates their service.

In 1931, the Toronto headquarters of the bank, designed by architects John Pearson and Frank Darling, was completed. At 34 stories, for many years it was the tallest building in the British Empire.

Once again, during World War II, 2,300 staff members enlisted in the armed forces.

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Architecture

The following are on the Registry of Historical Places of Canada.

  • the Bank of Commerce in Nanaimo, British Columbia, built in 1914.
  • the Canadian Bank of Commerce in New Westminster, British Columbia built in 1910 to 1911.
  • the Bank of Commerce in Vancouver, British Columbia, built in 1914 to 1915
  • the Canadian Bank of Commerce in Watson, Saskatchewan built in 1906 to 1907.
  • the Bank of Commerce in Nokomis, Saskatchewan, built in 1910.
  • the Bank of Commerce in Winnipeg, Manitoba, completed in 1912.
  • the Bank of Commerce in Kelsey (Carrot Valley), Manitoba, built in The Pas in 1912.
  • the Canadian Bank of Commerce in Innisfree, Alberta, built in 1905.
  • the Canadian Bank of Commerce in Dawson, Yukon, built in 1901.
  • Mergers

    The Canadian Bank of Commerce grew through acquisitions of other banks in Canada:

  • Halifax Banking Company Established in 1825 and merged with the Commerce in 1903.
  • Gore Bank Formed in 1836 and merged with the Commerce in 1870.
  • Eastern Townships Bank Formed in 1859 and merged with the Commerce in 1912.
  • Bank of British Columbia Established with a Royal Charter in 1862 and merged with the Commerce in 1901.
  • Merchants Bank of Prince Edward Island Formed Oct 6, 1871 and merged with the Commerce in 1906.
  • Bank of Hamilton Bank of Hamilton merged with the Commerce in 1924.
  • The Standard Bank of Canada (changed to St Lawrence Bank 1872-1876) Formed in 1876 and merged with the Commerce in 1928.
  • References

    Canadian Bank of Commerce Wikipedia


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