List of tallest buildings in Ottawa–Gatineau

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The Terrasses de la Chaudière office complex in Hull, of which Tower 1 is the tallest building in Ottawa–Gatineau
Place de Ville Tower C, Ottawa–Gatineau's second tallest building, and the tallest building on the Ontario side of the National Capital Region

This is a list of the 10 tallest buildings in OttawaGatineau (Canada's National Capital Region). There are zoning controls in downtown Ottawa to ensure that buildings are not taller than 45.5 metres (150 feet)[1] so that the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill at 92.2 metres can dominate the skyline as it is viewed from the Ottawa River. However, rules have been exceeded on many occasions to allow for taller buildings. The tallest building in the national capital region is the 30-storey Terrasses de la Chaudière, which is located on the Quebec side of the river and stands at 124 m.

As of February 2011, the region contains 51 skyscrapers over 75 m (246 ft) and 414 high-rise buildings that exceed 35 m (115 ft) in height.[2][3]

The tallest development that is under construction in Ottawa–Gatineau is the 90.5 m (297 ft) 150 Elgin "Performance Court" office development by Morguard Investement, to stand at 23 floors.

Tallest buildings in the National Capital Region[edit]

This list ranks Ottawa–Gatineau high-rises that stand at least 90 m (295 ft) tall and are completed As of February 2011, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Rank Building Location Height Floors Completed
1 Terrasses de la Chaudière – Tower 1[4] Gatineau 124 m (406 ft) 30 1978
2 Place de Ville II – Tower C[5] Downtown Ottawa 112 m (367 ft) 29 1972
3 Minto Metropole[6] Westboro 109 m (354 ft) 32 2004
4 Le Parc[7] Manor Park 104 m (341 ft) 30 1988
5 Place du Portage – Tower 1[8] Gatineau 101 m (331 ft) 25 1973
6 R.H. Coats Building[9] Tunney's Pasture 99 m (324 ft) 26 1976
7 Minto Place Suite Hotel[10] Downtown Ottawa 98 m (322 ft) 30 1989
8 Ottawa Marriott Hotel[11] Downtown Ottawa 96 m (314 ft) 29 1972
9 Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel[12] Downtown Ottawa 96 m (314 ft) 26 1967
10 World Exchange Plaza West[13] Downtown Ottawa 96 (314 ft) 20 1991
11 Place Bell[14] Downtown Ottawa 94 m (308 ft) 27 1971
12 Place Export Canada[15] Downtown Ottawa 93 m (305 ft) 26 1983
13 The Classics[16] Hurdman 93 m (305 ft) 29 1990
14 Canadian Parliament[17] Parliament Hill 92 m (302 ft) 13 1927
15 Island Park Towers III[18] Westboro 91 m (299 ft) 26 -
16 Constitution Square II[19] Downtown Ottawa 90 m (296 ft) 21 1992
17 The Carlisle[20] Downtown Ottawa 90 m (296 ft) 28 1986

Other tall buildings in the National Capital Region[edit]

Educational -

Office -

  • 150 Metcalfe in downtown Ottawa (89 m (292 ft) and 23 storeys, completed in 1989);
  • L'Esplanade Laurier in downtown Ottawa (88 m (289 ft) and 22 storeys, completed in 1975);
  • 66 Slater in downtown Ottawa (88 m and 22 storeys, completed in 1971);
  • Place de Ville (Towers A and B) in downtown Ottawa (87 m (285 ft) and 22 storeys each, completed in 1967);
  • World Exchange Plaza (Tower 1) in downtown Ottawa (20 storeys, completed in 1991);
  • Major-General George R Pearkes Building (Department of National Defence Headquarters, North and South Towers) in downtown Ottawa (21 storeys each, completed approximately in 1976);

Residential -

  • Frobisher Place 1785 Riverside Drive Ottawa (26 storeys, completed in 1977)
  • The Chateau Royale 1380 Prince of Wales Drive Ottawa (28 storeys, completed in 1975)
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Ottawa above the Ottawa River in May, left to right—Alexandra Bridge · National Gallery of Canada · Byward Market · Fairmont Château Laurier · Rideau Canal Locks · Parliament Hill with Library of Parliament and Peace Tower · Downtown Ottawa towers · Supreme Court of Canada

Projects[edit]

This is a list of buildings under construction, approved and proposed that will rise over 80 m (260 ft). For the first time since the completion of Place de Ville tower C and Terrasses de la Chaudière in the 70s, several new proposals are competing for the title of tallest in the Ottawa area. All of them are either on the northern end of the O-Train line or the western end of the Confederation Line.

Projects as of March, 2013
Building Location Height Floors Year Status
Richcraft - Dow Honda Site Tower I Little Italy ? 55 - Proposed
Richcraft - Dow Honda Site Tower II Little Italy 166 m (545 ft) 48 - Proposed
Claridge Icon Little Italy 143 m (469 ft) 45 2017 Approved
LeBreton Mews Tower A Bayview Yards 133.2 m (437 ft) 32 2017 Approved
LeBreton Mews Tower B Bayview Yards 124.8 m (409 ft) 29 2017 Approved
Soho Italia[22] Little Italy 120.4 m (395 ft) 36 2014 Approved @ 30 Stories / Height Increase Proposed
Claridge - 1040 Somerset Street Hintonburg 100 m (330 ft) 30 - Approved
The Rhombus Mechanicsville 112 m (367 ft) 32 - Approved
150 Elgin[23] Downtown 90.5 m (297 ft) 23 2012 Under Construction
Claridge Plaza III[24] Sandy Hill 86 m (282 ft) 28 2013 Under Construction
265 Laurier Avenue W[25] Downtown 85 m (279 ft) 19 Proposed
Claridge Plaza IV[26] Sandy Hill 85 m (279 ft) 28 2013 Under Construction
Tribeca I[27] Centretown 84.5 m (277 ft) 27 2013 Under Construction
Tribeca II[28] Centretown 84.5 m (277 ft) 27 2013 Under Construction
Nepean Tower[29] Centretown 82.5 m (271 ft) 27 2014 Approved

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ottawa – World book". Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  2. ^ "Ottawa Skyscraper map". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Gatineau Skyscraper map". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  4. ^ "Terrasses de la Chaudière I, Gatineau". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  5. ^ "Place de Ville III, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  6. ^ "Minto Metropole, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  7. ^ "Le Parc, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  8. ^ "Place du Portage I, Gatineau". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  9. ^ "R. H. Coats Building, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  10. ^ "Minto Place Suite Hotel, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  11. ^ "Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  12. ^ "Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  13. ^ "World Exchange Plaza West, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  14. ^ "Place Bell Canada, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  15. ^ "Place Export Canada, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  16. ^ "The Classics, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  17. ^ "Canadian Parliament, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  18. ^ "Island Park Towers III, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  19. ^ "Constitution Square II, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  20. ^ "The Carlisle, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  21. ^ List of tallest educational buildings
  22. ^ "Soho Italia, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  23. ^ "150 Elgin, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  24. ^ "Claridge Plaza III, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  25. ^ "265 Laurier Avenue W, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  26. ^ "Claridge Plaza IV, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  27. ^ "Tribeca I, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  28. ^ "Tribeca II, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  29. ^ "Nepean Tower, Ottawa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 

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