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CIBC 750 Lawrence is a two tower complex in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, built in the early 1980s. It is part of CIBC's head office operations outside of Commerce Court and the main quarters of CIBC Credit Card Services, including Visa call centres. The Visa call centre is a member of the Steel Workers Union in Toronto. The Visa call centre is the only unionized department in CIBC. It consists of two buildings, one six stories (West) and the other, ten stories (East), built by Toronto-based firm Bregman + Hamann Architects (B+H) in 1981. B+H is the same firm involved in renovations in 2001. The building, at one time owned by CIBC, has been owned by commercial developer CB Richard Ellis since the late 1990s. It is located in Lawrence Heights across the street from Lawrence Square Shopping Centre and a short walk to Lawrence West subway station. The building was damaged in 2001 on its west side by a large fire at a housing development located directly to the west. The building once housed an internal branch for employees. The branch was a sub-unit of the head office branch at Commerce Court. The branch has since closed and renovated as lounges and conference rooms. Three bank machines in the west wing offer banking options for employees. Between the two wings is a tree lined court yard with benches and used for staff events. Besides CIBC, the following retailers operate in the building:
- Gateway Newstands
- Tim Hortons
- Garda internal security for the entire complex and garage
- Standard Parking - in the early 2000s the garage complex was outsourced to Standard Parking. SP made extensive renovations to the garage structure and surrounding parking pads. Since the improvements, employees are now charged for parking services and the visitors for use of the parking pads of either sides of the complex.