National Bank Trading Floor

Toronto, Ontario
Client:
National Bank Financial Group
Size:
3,040 m2 | 32,720 ft2
Completion:
2009
Scope of Service:
Full Architectural Services

Designed for the Financial Markets division of one of Canada’s leading financial institutions, this state-of-the-art trading floor significantly strengthens the bank’s presence as a key player in Canada’s capital markets. The 4.5 metre high and column-free trading floor features a clean, streamlined interior and extends the entire width of the building, surrounded by glazing to allow natural light to fill the space. Reflective glare on computer screens is reduced through an indirect lighting system in which light is projected from the perimeter onto the ceiling. Large, highly visible exchange screens for stock information and TVs for news broadcasts dominate the upper portion of the room. Located in the former Toronto Stock Exchange space at 130 King Street West, the trading floor covers 3,040 m² and houses 155 employees, bringing expertise in fixed income, equity, derivatives and foreign exchange operations together onto one trading floor.