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Founded in 2012, Crew started repurposing the former Royal Bank of Canada spot in January, opening its doors to the public in the spring. Now, the company’s new space is beginning to attract attention from those impressed with how it merges old and new elements.
It’s not hard to see why. Though Crew’s quarters are undeniably modern, with sleek private meeting rooms made of glass and brass-covered steel, many of the features added when the property was built in the late 1920s are still there. For instance, old bank teller stands and deposit boxes remain, as do ornate chandeliers and marble and bronze detailing; overall, the building’s neoclassical roots are still very much present.