List of tallest buildings in Hamilton, Ontario

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Hamilton Skyline, view from below Sam Lawrence Park
Landmark Place is the tallest building in Hamilton.
The Stelco Tower with a few other buildings in downtown Hamilton.

Hamilton is the fourth largest city in Ontario. In Hamilton, there are 14 buildings that stand taller than 75 metres (230 ft). The tallest building in the city is the 43-storey, 127 m (417 ft) Landmark Place.[1] The second-tallest building in the city is Stelco Tower, standing at 103 m (338 ft) tall with 25 storeys.

As of February 2011, the city contains 15 skyscrapers over 75 m (246 ft) and 114 high-rise buildings that exceed 35 m (115 ft) in height.[2]

The tallest new development in Hamilton will be the 36-storey Residences of Royal Connaught. This multi-phase development will include the restoration of the Royal Connaught Hotel and the addition of 3 new buildings atop a seven story podium which features ground floor retail.

With Hamilton's downtown core going through a revival there are many new developments that promise to change the skyline dramatically.


Tallest buildings[edit]

Skyline view from Jolley Cut, mountain access road
Piggot Building, "Hamilton's first skyscraper"

This list ranks Hamilton skyscrapers that stand at least 75 m (246 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Tall buildings completed or planned as of February 2011
Rank Building Image Address Height Floors Completed Notes
1 Landmark Place[3] LandmarkPlaceHamilton.JPG 100 Main St. E. 127 m (417 ft) 43 1974 [4]
2 Stelco Tower[5] StelcoTowerHamilton.JPG 100 King St. W. 103 m (338 ft) 25 1973 [6]
3 Olympia Apartments OlympiaTowerHamilton.JPG 150 Charlton Ave. E. 98 m (322 ft) 33 1976 [7]
4 Ellen Fairclough Building EllenFaircloughBuildingA.JPG 119 King St. W. 92 m (302 ft) 20 1981 [8]
5 BDC Building BDCHamiltonBDC.JPG 25 Main St. W. 91 m (299 ft) 22 1971 [9]
6 The Martinique 155 Park St. S. 84 m (276 ft) 25  ? [10]
7 Commerce Place II CommercePlaceHamilton.JPG 25 King St. W. 81 m (266 ft) 16 1990 [11]
8 Commerce Place I CommercePlaceHamilton.JPG 1 King St. E. 81 m (266 ft) 16 1987 [12]
9 The Villager 160 Market St. 80 m (260 ft) 25  ? [13]
10 Bay 200 200 Bay St. S. 80 m (260 ft) 25 1975 [14]
11 55 Hess Street South 55 Hess St. S. 80 m (260 ft) 23  ? [15]
12 Queen's Terrace QueensTerraceOxfordHeights.JPG 151 Queen St. N. 80 m (260 ft) 25 1974 [16]
13 First Place Hamilton WellingtonStreetNorthD.JPG 350 King St. E. 78 m (256 ft) 25 1976 [17]

Other buildings[edit]

The Pigott Building in downtown Hamilton

This is a list of other noteworthy buildings with economic and historical significance.

Building Address Height Floors Completed Notes
Sheraton Hamilton 116 King St. W. 76 m (249 ft) 19 1985 [18]
Chateau Royale 135 James St. S. 70 m (230 ft) 14 2006 [19]
Pigott Building 34-40 James St. S. 64 m (210 ft) 18 1929 [20]
Standard Life Building 120 King St. W. 62 m (203 ft) 13 1983 [21]
First City Trust Building 1 James St. S. 59 m (194 ft) 15 1974 [22]
Royal Connaught Hotel 112 King St. E. 50 m (160 ft) 13 1916 [23]
Hamilton City Hall 71 Main St. W. 34 m (112 ft) 8 1960 [24]

CHCH Television Tower[edit]

CHCH Television Tower is a 357.5 metre-high guyed TV mast in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada which is the primary transmitter for television station CHCH-TV.

When it was built in 1960, the CHCH Television Tower became the tallest structure in Canada. Only two structures built since then are taller within Canada: the CN Tower in Toronto and the Inco Superstack in Sudbury, Ontario. The CHCH tower ranks eighth in height among the tallest structures in the British-based Commonwealth.

Chateau Royale[edit]

Chateau Royale is a stately, multi-storey residential condominium located in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on James Street South. Standing at 14-stories (70.0 metres) it is the 19th tallest building in the city. A walking distance to the Hamilton GO Transit station, St. Joseph's hospital, James Street Shopping District as well as direct transportation to McMaster University is available.

Chateau Royale opened up for business in 2006 after being transformed from an office tower complex into a condominium complex. Originally the office tower complex was known as the Undermount Office Complex [25] and before the Office Complex this was the site of The Alexandra, a roller rink which opened on Christmas Day 1906. It became a popular entertainment spot that featured skating, dancing and big band music. The roller rink closed down 30 April 1964 and was torn down soon thereafter.[26]

Current Developments[edit]

Current projects for Hamilton, Ontario.
Building Status Height Floors Completion Notes
Carmen's Hotel/Condominium Planning 44 [27]
Royal Connaught Hotel Planning 28 [28]
Queen Street Condominiums Approved 38.3 m (126 ft) 12 [29]
1375 Upper James and 16 -48 Stone Church Road East Tower 1 Proposed 30 [30]
1375 Upper James and 16 -48 Stone Church Road East Tower 2 Proposed 30 [30]
W Lofts by the Bay Under Construction 6 2013 [31]
Urban West Condos - 427 Aberdeen Avenue Under Construction 25 m (82 ft) 7 2013 [32]
275 King St West Under Construction 5 2013 [33]
Pan American Stadium Under Construction 40 m (130 ft) 2015 [34]
McMaster Primary Health Care Campus Under Construction 6 2014 [35]
150 Main St. West Under Construction 25 2013 [36]
Homewood Suites Under Construction 50 m (160 ft) 15 2013 [37]
Hamilton Grand Proposed 50 m (160 ft) 15 2012 [38]
City Square Parkside Condominium Under Construction 9-12 2014 [39]
17 Ewen Road Approved 36 m (118 ft) 12 2013 [40]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Landmark Place". Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  2. ^ "Hamilton Skyscraper map". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  3. ^ Landmark Place, Hamilton - SkyscraperPage.com
  4. ^ "Landmark Place/ Century 21 Building: 1974". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  5. ^ Stelco Tower, Hamilton - SkyscraperPage.com
  6. ^ "Stelco Tower: 1973". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  7. ^ "Olympia Apartments". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  8. ^ "Ellen Fairclough Building: 1981". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  9. ^ "BDC Building". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  10. ^ "The Martinique". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  11. ^ "Commerce Place II: 1990". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  12. ^ "Commerce Place I: 1987". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  13. ^ "The Villager". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  14. ^ "Bay 200: 1975". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  15. ^ "55 Hess Street South". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  16. ^ "Queen's Terrace". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  17. ^ "First Place". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  18. ^ "Sheraton Hamilton Hotel: 1985". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  19. ^ "Chateau Royale: 2006". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  20. ^ "Pigott building: 1929". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  21. ^ "Standard Life building: 1983". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  22. ^ "First City Trust Building: 1974". Retrieved 2013-09-18. 
  23. ^ "Connaught Block: 1916/1931". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  24. ^ "Playing the numbers: Why is City Hall No. 71?" (Press release). The Hamilton Spectator (Paul Wilson). 2007-01-29. 
  25. ^ Manson, Bill (2003). Footsteps In Time: Exploring Hamilton's heritage neighbourhoods. North Shore Publishing Inc. ISBN 1-896899-22-6. 
  26. ^ Houghton, Margaret (2006). Vanished Hamilton Calendar. North Shore Publishing. ISBN 1-896899-39-0. 
  27. ^ "Carmen's Hotel/Condo". 
  28. ^ "Royal Connaught Hotel". 
  29. ^ "Queen Street Condominiums". 
  30. ^ a b "1375 Upper James and 16 -48 Stone Church Road East". 
  31. ^ "W Lofts by the Bay". 
  32. ^ "Urban West Condos - 427 Aberdeen Avenue". 
  33. ^ "275 King St W". 
  34. ^ "Pan American Stadium". 
  35. ^ "McMaster Primary Health Care Campus". 
  36. ^ http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?p=5924057#post5924057%7C accessdate = 2011-02-16
  37. ^ "Homewood Suites". 
  38. ^ "The Hamilton Grand". Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  39. ^ "City Square Parkside Condominium". 
  40. ^ "17 Ewan Road". Retrieved 2011-02-16. 

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