July 2, 1942 (19th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. Marine building, 355 Burrard street.
2. 10,000 square feet.
3. $1.50 per square foot. Other tenants in this building pay $2 per square foot.
4. Very exhaustively.

Questions
5. (a) (b)
Per sq. ft.
Royal bank building
$2 00Stock exchange building
1 60Rogers building
1 50Hall building
1 50402 Pender street west
1 40Pacific building
1 21Vancouver block
1 13Merchant's exchange building 1 05Crown building
1 00Northwest building
1 00Davis chambers
0 85Fairfield building
0 75*Holden building
0 75 * 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Without janitor service; 90 cents per sq. ft.
with janitor service.
6. No.
7. In most of the buildings listed above there was not sufficient space for our offices. Some second class space was available at lower rental, but it was definitely not suitable for the board's purposes, either as to location, efficient lay-out, services supplied, money spent by the owners of the building to fit the premises up for our requirements, or accessibility.
In the Marine building, the owners spent approximately $10,000 to fit the space up to provide efficient working conditions. Working conditions in the cheap space would have been so bad on account of inefficient lay-out, lighting services, etc., as to have been more expensive in the end than the space taken.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-VANCOUVER OFFICES
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