In 1907, when this Beaux-Arts structure opened as the Merchants Bank of Canada Building, it was one of city’s most expensive developments. This has been a branch of the Bank of Montreal since 1922. If you are a fan of old bank architecture, then check out an older Bank of Montreal Building at 1200 Government Street. It was constructed in 1897 and is now the Irish Times Pub. Both of these banks were designed by architect Francis Rattenbury yet have remarkably different facades.