Did you know that Toronto is said to have the third greatest amount of skyscrapers in North America? Well, now, you do!
With about 77 skyscrapers (some proposed and some under construction) as of January 2021 and home to the tallest free-standing concrete tower in the world, Toronto is surely giving Chicago a run for its money. In this article, we take a look at the five tallest buildings in Toronto:
First Canadian Place
Designed by B+H Architects and constructed in 1975, this beautiful edifice stands against Toronto’s skies at 978ft from the ground and houses 72 floors. It is the tallest building in Canada since it was built in 1975 (although some proposed skyscrapers promise to be taller). It houses some of the financial institutions of Toronto, having the highest number of commercial workspaces in the city of Toronto.
The St. Regis Toronto
Following closely behind at 908ft, The St. Regis Toronto was built by Talon International Development Inc. in the 2010s. Formerly known as Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto, the 65 stories of the building have 57 floors that can be occupied having mixed uses varying between hotels, condominiums, and stores. You can learn more about The St. Regis Toronto on Condo Mapper.
Standing at an amazing 902ft, Scotia Plaza takes the third place among Canada’s tallest buildings. Located in the finance district of Toronto, the iconic structure was designed by WZMH Architects with construction starting in 1986 and being completed in 1988. It consists of 68 floors that are used for a mixture of office space and retail stores.
The finishing phase of a series of condominiums around College Park, the mysterious beauty was the tallest building with residential purposes in Canada as of 2018. At 892ft and consisting of 78 floors, the building was designed by Graziani + Corazza and completed in 2014. You can learn more about this exotic residence on Condo Mapper.
TD Canada Trust Tower
With a rich history and currently holding the record for being the tallest building completed in Toronto in the 1990s, TD Canada Trust Tower stands at 856ft from the ground and has 53 floors used for commercial purposes. It’s the taller of the two towers that make up Brookfield Place, linked to each other by the Allen Lambert Galleria. It stands out for its lower level recessed design and upper levels spire designs, created by Bregman + Hamann Architects, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
Toronto is definitely one of the cities with tallest buildings globally and most of its tallest structures comprising some of Canada’s tallest buildings. The amazing fact is that some of these buildings heralded a new era in the world of architecture and real estate, demanding unfathomed risk and faith.
In today’s world, our present level of advancement in technology has made it possible for even more technically complex structures to be proposed and developed as is the case in Toronto presently.