List of tallest buildings in Canada

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This is a list of the tallest building in Canada. As of April 2013, there is a total of 82 completed and under construction buildings in Canada with an official height of 150 m (492 ft) or more. Toronto has 50, Calgary has 16, Montreal has 7, Vancouver has 4, Mississauga has 2, and Niagara Falls and Burnaby each have 1.

Some Canadian cities enforce height restriction laws. In Ottawa, skyscrapers could not be built above the height of the Peace Tower until the late 1970s, when the restriction was changed so that no building could overwhelm the skyline.[1] In Montreal, skyscrapers cannot be built above the elevation of Mount Royal.[2] The City of Vancouver has enacted "view corridors" which limit the height of buildings in most areas of downtown.[3] The City of Edmonton had an elevation restriction, approximately 150 m (492 ft) above downtown, due to the proximity of the city centre airport prior to December 2013.[4][5]

This list does not include towers, including the CN Tower, as they are not technically considered to be a building. To qualify, a building must be quoted by a reliable source as having an official height of more than 150 metres.

Tallest buildings in Canada[edit]

Buildings are ranked according to their height to architectural top, as provided by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Click a column header to sort the table in a different way. All sources are up to date As of April 2013.

* Denotes project still under construction.
+ Denotes project still under construction, but topped off.
Rank
Building City Height (CTBUH)
[6]
Floors[6] Completion Date[6]/Projected Completion Date[7] Image Height (SkyscraperPage)
[8][9][10][11][12]
Height (Emporis)
[13]
1 First Canadian Place Toronto 298.1 m (978 ft) (355 m (1,165 ft) tip) 72 1975
First Canadian Place
298 m (978 ft) (355 m (1,165 ft) antenna) 298.1 m (978 ft) (355.0 m (1,165 ft) tip)
2 Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto 276.9 m (908 ft) 63 2012
Trump International Hotel and Tower (Toronto)
236.5 m (776 ft) (276.9 m (908 ft) spire) 256.7 m (842 ft) (276.9 m (908 ft) tip)
3 Scotia Plaza Toronto 275.0 m (902 ft) 68 1989
Scotia Plaza
274.9 m (902 ft) 275 m (902 ft)
4 Aura * Toronto 271.9 m (892 ft) 78 2014 272.3 m (893 ft) 273 m (896 ft)
5 TD Canada Trust Tower, Brookfield Place Toronto 260.9 m (856 ft) 53 1990
TD Canada Trust Tower
227 m (745 ft) (263 m (863 ft) spire) 261 m (856 ft)
6 Number One Bloor * Toronto 257.3 m (844 ft) 70 2015 257.3 m (844 ft) 202 m (663 ft)
7 Brookfield Place East '*' Calgary 247 m (810 ft) 56 2017 247 m (810 ft) 247 m (810 ft)
8 Commerce Court West Toronto 239.0 m (784 ft) (287.0 m (942 ft) tip) 57 1973
Commerce Court West
239 m (784 ft) (287 m (942 ft) antenna) 239 m (784 ft) (287 m (942 ft) tip)
9 The Bow Calgary 237.5 m (779 ft) 57 2012
The Bow
236 m (774 ft) 236 m (774 ft)
10 Ice Condominiums, East * Toronto 234.0 m (768 ft) 67 2014 234 m (768 ft) 234 m (768 ft)
11 1250 René-Lévesque Montreal 226.5 m (743 ft) 47 1992
1250 René-Lévesque
199 m (653 ft) (230.4 m (756 ft) (spire) 226.47 m (743 ft)
12 Toronto-Dominion Centre Toronto 222.8 m (731 ft) 56 1967
Toronto-Dominion Centre
222.9 m (731 ft) 222.81 m (731 ft)
13 Suncor Energy Centre West Calgary 215.2 m (706 ft) 53 1984
Suncor Energy Centre
214.9 m (705 ft) 215.19 m (706 ft)
14 Bay Adelaide Centre West Toronto 214.7 m (704 ft) 52 2010
Bay Adelaide Centre
215.1 m (706 ft) (218 m (715 ft) spire) 218 m (715 ft)
15 Shangri-La Toronto Toronto 214.0 m (702 ft) 65 2012
Shangri-la cropped.JPG
212.7 m (698 ft) (214.5 m (704 ft) spire) 214.5 m (704 ft)
16 Eighth Avenue Place Calgary 212.3 m (697 ft) 49 2011
Eighth Avenue Place
212.3 m (697 ft) 210.5 m (691 ft)
17 Ritz-Carlton Toronto Toronto 209.5 m (687 ft) 54 2011
Ritz-Carlton Toronto
209.6 m (688 ft) 209 m (686 ft)
18 Bay Wellington Tower Toronto 207.0 m (679 ft) 49 1991
Bay Wellington Tower
208.1 m (683 ft) 208 m (682 ft)
19= L Tower + Toronto 205.0 m (673 ft) 57 2013 205 m (673 ft) 205 m (673 ft)
19= 1000 de la Gauchetière Montreal 205.0 m (673 ft) 51 1992
1000 de la Gauchetière
205 m (673 ft) 205 m (673 ft)
20 Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Toronto 204.0 m (669 ft) 55 2012
Four Seasons Toronto
204 m (669 ft) 204 m (669 ft)
21 Ice Condominiums, West * Toronto 202.0 m (663 ft) 57 2013 202 m (663 ft) 202 m (663 ft)
22 Living Shangri-La Vancouver 200.9 m (659 ft) 59 2009
Shangri-La
196.9 m (646 ft) (200.9 m (659 ft) spire) 200.86 m (659 ft)
23= Bankers Hall - East Calgary 197.0 m (646 ft) 52 1989
Bankers Hall - East
197 m (646 ft) 197 m (646 ft)
23= Bankers Hall - West Calgary 197.0 m (646 ft) 52 2000
Bankers Hall - West
197 m (646 ft) 197 m (646 ft)
25 Bay Adelaide Centre East * Toronto 196.0 m (643 ft) 44 196 m (643 ft) 180 m (591 ft)
26 Tour de la Bourse Montreal 190.0 m (623 ft) 47 1964
Tourbourse.jpeg
190 m (623 ft) 190 m (623 ft)
27 Place Ville-Marie Montreal 188.0 m (617 ft) 44 1962
Place Ville-Marie 2012.jpg
188.1 m (617 ft) 188 m (617 ft)
28 Trump Vancouver * Vancouver 187.8 m (616 ft) 63 2016 188 m (617 ft) 182.88 m (600 ft)
29 Casa 2 * Toronto 57 2016 186.7 m (613 ft) 187 m (614 ft)
30 RBC Centre Toronto 184.9 m (607 ft) (285.3 m (936 ft) tip) 42 2009
RBC Centre.JPG
185.9 m (610 ft) 186 m (610 ft)
31= Tour CIBC Montreal 184.0 m (604 ft) (225.6 m (740 ft) tip) 45 1962
Tour CIBC 2012-1.jpg
187 m (614 ft) 179.83 m (590 ft)(225.55 m (740 ft) tip)
31= U Condominiums II * Toronto 184.0 m (604 ft) 55 2014 184 m (604 ft) 184 m (604 ft)
33 Royal Trust Tower (part of the TD Centre) Toronto 182.9 m (600 ft) 46 1969
Three of the Toronto-Dominion Centre's five towers, (left to right) the Ernst & Young Tower, the Toronto-Dominion Bank Tower, and the Royal Trust Tower.
183 m (600 ft) 182.88 m (600 ft)
34 Centennial Place I Calgary 182.6 m (599 ft) 40 2010
Centennial Place Eau Claire.JPG
165.2 m (542 ft) (182.6 m (599 ft) spire) 165.1 m (542 ft)
35 Maple Leaf Square North Toronto 181.3 m (595 ft) 54 2010
Maple Leaf Square North Tower Cropped.JPG
186 m (610 ft) 186 m (610 ft)
36 INDX Condominiums * Toronto 54 178.8 m (587 ft) 170 m (558 ft)
37= Hilton Niagara Falls Tower 2 Niagara Falls 177.1 m (581 ft) 58 2009 177.09 m (581 ft)
37= Eighth Avenue Place West Tower * Calgary 177.1 m (581 ft) 41 2014 177.1 m (581 ft) 166.05 m (545 ft)
39= Canterra Tower Calgary 177.0 m (581 ft) 45 1988
Canterra tower1.jpg
177 m (581 ft) 177 m (581 ft)
39= TransCanada Tower Calgary 177.0 m (581 ft) 38 2001
Tcpl 03.jpg
177 m (581 ft) 177 m (581 ft)
41 1 King Street West Toronto 176.2 m (578 ft) 51 2005
One King Street West
176.2 m (578 ft) 176.18 m (578 ft)
42 Absolute World 1 Mississauga 175.6 m (576 ft) 56 2012 178.3 m (585 ft) 179.6 m (589 ft)
43 One York Street * Toronto 37 2016 173.5 m (569 ft) 174 m (571 ft)
44 33 Bay Street Toronto 173.3 m (569 ft) 55 2010 159 m (522 ft) 159 m (522 ft)
45 Jamieson Place Calgary 173.1 m (568 ft) 38 2009
Jamieson Place Eau Claire.JPG
158 m (518 ft) (170 m (558 ft) spire) 173.13 m (568 ft)
46 Royal Bank Plaza South Toronto 173.0 m (568 ft) 41 1976
Royal Bank Building.jpg
175 m (574 ft) 180 m (591 ft)
47 Maple Leaf Square South Toronto 171.3 m (562 ft) 50 2010
MLS South Cropped.JPG
174 m (571 ft) 174 m (571 ft)
48 Karma * Toronto 170.0 m (558 ft) 52 2015 170 m (558 ft)
49 City Centre I * Calgary 170.0 m (558 ft) 50 2015 170 m (558 ft)
50 Hullmark Centre, North * Toronto 168.0 m (551 ft) 45 2014 155 m (509 ft) (168 m (551 ft) spire) 156 m (512 ft)
51 Tour des Canadiens * Montreal 167 m (548 ft) 50 2015 167 m (548 ft) 167 m (548 ft)
52 First Canadian Centre Calgary 166.7 m (547 ft) 41 1982
Fcc 2.jpg
166.7 m (547 ft) 166.73 m (547 ft)
53 44 Charles Street West Toronto 166.0 m (545 ft) 51 1974
Manulife Centre.jpg
163 m (535 ft) 166 m (545 ft)
54 Quantum 2 Toronto 165.0 m (541 ft) 51 2008
Minto Midtown.JPG
160 m (525 ft) 165 m (541 ft)
55 Western Canadian Place - North Calgary 164.0 m (538 ft) 41 1983
Wcp 01.jpg
164 m (538 ft) 164 m (538 ft)
56= Residences of College Park I (ROCP) Toronto 163.0 m (535 ft) 51 2006
Residences of College Park.JPG
154.6 m (507 ft) 163 m (535 ft)
56= Burano Toronto 163.0 m (535 ft) 50 2012
Burano Cropped.JPG
160.1 m (525 ft) (163 m (535 ft) spire) 160 m (525 ft)
58 TD Canada Trust Tower Calgary 162.0 m (531 ft) 40 1991
TD Canada Trust Tower, Calgary.jpg
162 m (531 ft) 162 m (531 ft)
59 Success Tower 1 Toronto 161.9 m (531 ft) 52 2011
Success Tower.JPG
162 m (531 ft) 162 m (531 ft)
60 Five * Toronto 48 2014 161 m (528 ft) 160 m (525 ft)
61 X2 * Toronto 160.1 m (525 ft) 44 2014 160.1 m (525 ft) 155 m (509 ft)
62 Southcore Financial Centre Delta Hotel * Toronto 159.8 m (524 ft) 47 2014 159.8 m (524 ft) 178 m (584 ft)
63 The Private Residences Vancouver 158.5 m (520 ft) 50 2012 157.6 m (517 ft) 157.46 m (517 ft)
64 1501 McGill College Montreal 158.2 m (519 ft) 36 1992
1501 McGill College
158 m (518 ft) spire (no roof height given) 158.19 m (519 ft)
65 The Uptown Residences Toronto 158.0 m (518 ft) 48 2011 160 m (525 ft) 158 m (518 ft)
66 Absolute World 2 Mississauga 157.9 m (518 ft) 50 2012 160 m (525 ft) 161.2 m (529 ft)
67 Theatre Park * Toronto 157.0 m (515 ft) 47 2014 157 m (515 ft) 157 m (515 ft)
68 Festival Tower Toronto 156.7 m (514 ft) 42 2011 152 m (499 ft) (156.7 m (514 ft) spire) 156.7 m (514 ft) (165.0 m (541 ft) tip)
69 300 Front * Toronto 156.0 m (512 ft) 52 2013 157.9 m (518 ft) 187.29 m (614 ft)
70 Sovereign * Burnaby 155.9 m (511 ft) 45 2014 155.8 m (511 ft)[14]
71 Scotia Centre Calgary 155.2 m (509 ft) 41 1976
Scotia Centre
155 m (509 ft) 155.15 m (509 ft)
72 U Condominiums I * Toronto 154.0 m (505 ft) 45 2014 154 m (505 ft) 154 m (505 ft)
73 TD Waterhouse Tower, 79 Wellington Street West (part of the TD Centre) Toronto 153.6 m (504 ft) 39 1985
TD Waterhouse Tower.JPG
153.6 m (504 ft) 153.57 m (504 ft)
74 Westlake Village 1 * Toronto 153.3 m (503 ft) 48 2014
75 35 Mariner (part of CityPlace) Toronto 153.2 m (503 ft) 49 2005
HVE.jpg
153.3 m (503 ft) 153.2 m (503 ft)
76 Montage (part of CityPlace) Toronto 153.0 m (502 ft) 48 2009
CityPlace Montage.JPG
153 m (502 ft) 153 m (502 ft)
77 Nexen Building Calgary 152.0 m (499 ft) 37 1982
Nexen Building.JPG
152 m (499 ft) 152 m (499 ft)
78 Complexe Desjardins South Montreal 151.8 m (498 ft) 40 1975
Complexe Desjardins (South Tower).JPG
152 m (499 ft) 152 m (499 ft)
79 Beyond the Sea Star Tower Toronto 151.5 m (497 ft) 44 2012 151.5 m (497 ft)
80 Chaz on Charles * Toronto 47 2015 151.4 m (497 ft) 151 m (495 ft)
81 The 250 Toronto 150.6 m (494 ft) 35 1992
The 250.JPG
150.6 m (494 ft) 150.57 m (494 ft)
82 One Wall Centre Vancouver 149.8 m (491 ft) (157.8 m (518 ft) tip) 48 2001
Onewallcentre3.jpg
149.8 m (491 ft) (157.7 m (517 ft) spire) 149.8 m (491 ft) (157.8 m (518 ft)

Tallest building history[edit]

Years Building City Height (CTBUH)[15] Floors[15] Image
1975–present[16][17] First Canadian Place Toronto 298.1 m (978 ft)
(355 m (1,165 ft) tip)
72
First Canadian Place
1972-1975[18][19] Commerce Court West Toronto 239.0 m (784 ft)
(287.0 m (942 ft) tip)
57
Commerce Court West
1967-1972[20][21] Toronto-Dominion Centre Toronto 222.8 m (731 ft) 56
Toronto-Dominion Centre
1964-1967[22][23] Tour de la Bourse Montreal 190.0 m (623 ft) 47
Bourse-de-montreal.jpg
1962-1964[24][25] Place Ville-Marie Montreal 188.0 m (617 ft) 44
Place Ville-Marie
1962[26][27] Tour CIBC Montreal 184.0 m (604 ft)
(225.6 m (740 ft) tip)
45
Tour CIBC
1931-1962[28] Commerce Court North Toronto 145.0 m (476 ft) 34
Commerce Court North

Tallest building by city[edit]

* Denotes project still under construction.
** Denotes city with height restrictions in effect.
City Building Height[15] Floors[15] Image
Toronto, Ontario First Canadian Place[8] 298.1 m (978 ft)
(355 m (1,165 ft) tip)
72
First Canadian Place
Calgary, Alberta The Bow[9] 237.5 m (779 ft) 57
The Bow
Montreal,** Quebec 1250 René-Lévesque[10] 226.5 m (743 ft) 47
1250 René-Lévesque
Vancouver,** British Columbia Living Shangri-La[11] 200.9 m (659 ft) 59
Shangri-La
Niagara Falls, Ontario Hilton Niagara Falls Tower 2[29] 177.1 m (581 ft) 58
Mississauga, Ontario Absolute World 1[12] 175.6 m (576 ft) 56
Burnaby, British Columbia Sovereign *[14] 155.9 m (511 ft) 45
Edmonton, Alberta Epcor Tower[30] 149.4 m (490 ft) 38
Epcor Tower
Winnipeg, Manitoba 201 Portage[31] 128.0 m (420 ft) 33
201 Portage Ave, Winnipeg Manitoba 07.JPG
Hamilton, Ontario Landmark Place[32] 127.0 m (417 ft) 44
LandmarkPlaceHamilton.JPG
Quebec City, Quebec Édifice Marie-Guyart[33] 126.5 m (415 ft)
(176.5 m (579 ft) tip)
33
EdificeMarieGuyart.JPG
Gatineau, Quebec Terrasses de la Chaudière[34] 124 m (407 ft)[34] 29[34]
Terrasses de la Chaudiere.JPG
Surrey, British Columbia Central City[35] 119 m (390 ft)[35] 26[35]
Sfusurrey.jpg
Coquitlam, British Columbia Oasis *[36] 38[36][37]
London, Ontario One London Place[38] 113.4 m (372 ft) 24
OneLondonPlace.JPG
Ottawa**, Ontario Place de Ville III[39] 112 m (367 ft) 29
Place de Ville C.JPG
Windsor, Ontario Augustus Tower[40] 111 m (364 ft) 27
Caesar sign on Casino Windsor.jpg
New Westminster, British Columbia Marinus @ Plaza 88[41] 104 m (341 ft)[42] 36[41][42]
Westmount, Quebec Plaza Tower 1[43] 101 m (331 ft)[43] 33[43]
Alexis Nihon Plaza Tower.JPG
Halifax, Nova Scotia Fenwick Tower[44] 97.5 m (320 ft)[44] 32[44]
Fenwick Tower.jpg
Longueuil, Quebec Port de Mer 1[45] 93.98 m (308 ft)[46] 30[45]
North Vancouver, British Columbia The Observatory North[47] 92 m (302 ft)[47] 28[47]
Regina, Saskatchewan Mosaic Potash Tower *[48] 20[48]
West Vancouver, British Columbia West Royal Tower II[49] 82 m (269 ft)[49] 23[49]
Kelowna, British Columbia Landmark VI *[50] 81 m (266 ft)[50] 17[50]
Moncton, New Brunswick Assumption Place[51] 80.8 m (265 ft)[51] 21[51]
Assomption place moncton543.jpg
Saint John, New Brunswick Brunswick Square & Tower[52] 80.8 m (265 ft)[52] 21[52]

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