List of tallest buildings in the Waterloo Regional Municipality

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Kitchener, with 230 000 people, is the primary hub of the Waterloo Regional Municipality.

The Waterloo Regional Municipality is a large urban area in Southern Ontario comprising the cities of Waterloo, Kitchener and Cambridge, all of which have populations over 100 000. In the Waterloo Region, there are 31 buildings that stand taller than 50 m (164 ft). The tallest building in the area is the 18-storey, 78 m (256 ft) Clarica Building,[1] in Waterloo, while the tallest building in Kitchener is the 66 m (217 ft) Canada Trust Centre, and in Cambridge, the 50 m (164 ft) Black Forest Condominium. The majority of the high-rises in the area are in Kitchener, though Waterloo does contain a significant amount. Cambridge has only 8 buildings that exceed 35 m (115 ft).

As of February 2011, the region contains 31 skyscrapers over 50 m (164 ft) and 70 high-rise buildings that exceed 35 m (115 ft) in height.[2][3][4]

The tallest development that is under construction in the Waterloo Region is the X-Flats in Waterloo, at 55 m (180 ft) and 18 floors. As of February 2011, there are 16 high-rises under construction, approved for construction, and proposed for construction in the Waterloo Regional Municipality.[2][3][4] If built, City Centre I, at 67 m (220 ft) will be the tallest building in Kitchener upon completion, part of Kitchener's city centre redevelopment project.

Tallest buildings[edit]

The Sun Life Building is the tallest skyscraper in the region.
Kitchener City Hall

This list ranks Waterloo region high-rises that stand at least 50 m (164 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Buildings completed as of November 2013
Rank Building Height Floors Completed City
1 Sun Life Building[5] 78 m (256 ft) 18 1987 Waterloo
2 Waterpark Place East[6] 66 m (217 ft) 23 - Waterloo
3 Canada Trust Centre[7] 66 m (217 ft) 18 - Kitchener
4 Luxe II [8] 63 m (207 ft) 21 2013 Waterloo
5 High Point[9] 62 m (203 ft) 19 - Kitchener
6 Wellington Place[10] 61 m (200 ft) 19 - Kitchener
7 Conestoga Towers[11] 59 m (194 ft) 17 1968 Kitchener
8 Marsland Centre[12] 58 m (190 ft) 13 1974 Waterloo
9 Columbia Place[13] - 20 - Waterloo
10 Cedarwoods Tower[14] 58 m (190 ft) 19 - Kitchener
11 Gresham Place II[15] 58 m (190 ft) 17 - Kitchener
12 Bauer Lofts[16] 57 m (187 ft) 15 2009 Waterloo
13 Canada Trust Building[17] 57 m (187 ft) 11 - Kitchener
14 The Regency[18] 57 m (187 ft) 18 2004 Kitchener
15 Park Place Towers[19] 55 m (180 ft) 17 - Kitchener
16 Bridgeport House[20] 54 m (177 ft) 18 2012 Waterloo
17 Luxe[21] 54 m (177 ft) 17 2012 Waterloo
18 Kitchener City Hall[22] 53 m (174 ft) 10 1993 Kitchener
19 The Galleria[23] 53 m (174 ft) 11 - Kitchener
20 Preston House[24] 51 m (167 ft) 17 2012 Waterloo
21 Black Forest Condominium[25] 51 m (167 ft) 18 - Cambridge
22 Richmond Square South[26] 51 m (167 ft) 18 - Waterloo
23 Richmond Square North[27] 51 m (167 ft) 18 - Waterloo
24 The Beacon Tower [28] - 18 - Waterloo
25 203 Lester st [29] 51 m (167 ft) 18 - Waterloo
26 Queen Margaret Place I[30] 50 m (164 ft) 18 - Kitchener
27 Queen Margaret Place II[31] 50 m (164 ft) 18 - Kitchener
28 The Westview 18 1994 Kitchener
29 Green Valley Place 18 - Kitchener
30 Wilson Place I[32] - 18 2003 Kitchener
31 Wilson Place II[33] - 18 2004 Kitchener
32 The Westmount[34] - 18 - Kitchener
33 Oxlea Tower[35] - 11 - Kitchener
34 Laurentian Park Towers[36] 50 m (164 ft) 16 - Kitchener
35 Commerce House[37] - 11 - Kitchener
36 Alexandrian Apartments 16 - Kitchener
37 345 King Street N [38] 46 m (151 ft) 15 2010 Waterloo
38 Waterpark Place West[39] - 16 1989 Waterloo
39 Waterscape on the Grand River [40] 38 m (125 ft) 12 2011 Cambridge
40 Westmount Grand [41] 35 m (115 ft) 12 2012 Waterloo
Uptown Waterloo looking Northwest.

Projects[edit]

All current projects involvede residential buildings. City Centre I and II, 1 Victoria, 300-330 Phillip St, 128 King, K2, Sage 1 and 2 will have retail space. Another large residential complex has been cleared for development at 256 Phillip st in Waterloo, but the development is under going changes but figures to have a few buildings in the top 20 tallest.

Projects as of November 2013
Building Height Floors Year Status City
Barrel Yards - 1[42] 76 m (249 ft) 25 2014 Under Construction Waterloo
Barrel Yards - 2[43] 76 m (249 ft) 25 2015 Under Construction Waterloo
300-330 Phillip st A[44] - 25  ? Proposed Waterloo
300-330 Phillip st B[45] - 25  ? Proposed Waterloo
K2 Condos[46] - 23 - Proposed Waterloo
Sage Condos II[47] - 23 2015 Proposed Waterloo
1 Columbia Street W [48] 68 m (223 ft) 22 2014 Under Construction Waterloo
144 Park[49] 68 m (223 ft) 19 2014 Under Construction Waterloo
OneFiftyFive[50] 68 m (223 ft) 19 - Proposed Waterloo
1 Victoria [51] 63 m (207 ft) 19 - Under Construction Kitchener
Barrel Yards - 3[52] 63 m (207 ft) 21 2014 Under Construction Waterloo
Barrel Yards - 4[53] 63 m (207 ft) 21 2015 Under Construction Waterloo
Barrel Yards - 5 [54] 63 m (207 ft) 18 - Under Construction Waterloo
Arrow Lofts[55] 57 m (187 ft) 16 2013 Proposed Kitchener
City Centre I[56] 56 m (184 ft) 15 2015 Under Construction Kitchener
City Centre II[57] 54 m (177 ft) 14 2013 Proposed Kitchener
171-191 Lester St [58] 53 m (174 ft) 17 - Under Construction Waterloo
260 Regina Street N [59] 53 m (174 ft) 17 2013 Under Construction Waterloo
300-330 Phillip St C [60] - 17 - Proposed Waterloo
128 King st N[61] 03 m (9.8 ft) 16 - Proposed Waterloo
200 Old Carriage dr - A [62] 46 m (151 ft) 16 2015 Under Construction Kitchener
200 Old Carriage dr -B [63] 46 m (151 ft) 16 2015 Proposed Kitchener
322 King Street N[64] 45 m (148 ft) 15 - Proposed Waterloo
31 Alexandra Ave[65] - 14 - Proposed Waterloo
Waterscape on the Grand River II[66] 36 m (118 ft) 10 - Proposed Cambridge
Barrel Yards -6 [67] - 12 - Proposed Waterloo
Sage Condos I [68] - 12 2013 Under Construction Waterloo
Sage Condos VI [69] - 12 - Proposed Waterloo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Waterloo Skyscraper map". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  3. ^ a b "Kitchener Skyscraper map". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
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