Don’t call it the BMO Building any longer.
The downtown office building at Victoria Street and Second Avenue, formerly home to the Bank of Montreal, was sold last year by Jim Thomson to 5L Commercial Limited of Kelowna for $13 million.
The new owner is upgrading the building and this week affixed large V’s on the structure, with the letter representing the address’s new name — Victoria Building.
Earlier this month, Canadian artist Peter Hide’s After Rome sculpture was moved from the building’s plaza in anticipation of upgrades.
The artwork will be placed elsewhere in the spring.