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 fifth-largest city in Ontario, Canada. In Hamilton, there are 17 buildings that stand taller than 75 metres (230 ft). The tallest building in the city is the 43-storey, 130 m (427 ft) Landmark Place.[1] The second-tallest building in the city is 22 George St, standing at 106 m (348 ft) tall with 32 storeys. The third-tallest building in the city is Stelco Tower, standing at 104 m (341 ft) tall with 25 storeys.

As of March 2019, the city contains 17 skyscrapers over 75 m (246 ft) and 121 high-rise buildings that exceed 35 m (115 ft) in height.[2]

The tallest new development in Hamilton will be the 59 storey 310 Frances Avenue Development in the suburb of Stoney Creek. This multi-phase development will include additional towers of 54 and 48 storeys.

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.

Rank Building Image Address Height Floors Completed Notes
1 Landmark Place[3] LandmarkPlaceHamilton.JPG 100 Main St. E. 130 m (427 ft) 43 1974 [4]
2 20/22 George St. 22 George St. 106 m (348 ft) 32 2019 [5]
3 Stelco Tower[6] StelcoTowerJacksonSquare.jpg 100 King St. W. 104 m (341 ft) 25 1973 [7]
4 Olympia Apartments OlympiaTowerHamilton.JPG 150 Charlton Ave. E. 98 m (322 ft) 33 1976 [8]
5 Ellen Fairclough Building EllenFaircloughBuildingA.JPG 119 King St. W. 92 m (302 ft) 20 1981 [9]
6 BDC Building BDCHamiltonBDC.JPG 25 Main St. W. 91.5 m (300 ft) 22 1971 [10]
7 150 Main St. West 150 Main St. West 90m (295 ft) 25 2016 [11]
8 The Martinique 155 Park St. S. 84 m (276 ft) 25 1984 [12]
9 Commerce Place II CommercePlaceII.jpg 25 King St. W. 81 m (266 ft) 16 1990 [13]
10 Commerce Place I CommercePlaceI.jpg 1 King St. E. 81 m (266 ft) 16 1987 [14]
11 The Villager 160 Market St. 80 m (260 ft) 25 1980 [15]
12 Bay 200 200 Bay St. S. 80 m (260 ft) 25 1975 [16]
13 55 Hess Street South 55 Hess St. S. 80 m (260 ft) 23 1989 [17]
14 Queen's Terrace QueensTerraceOxfordHeights.JPG 151 Queen St. N. 80 m (260 ft) 25 1974 [18]
15 First Place Hamilton WellingtonStreetNorthD.JPG 350 King St. E. 78 m (256 ft) 25 1976 [19]
16 75 Queen North 75 Queen St. N. 22 [20]
17 Sheraton Hamilton 116 King St. W. 76 m (249 ft) 19 1985

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
William Thomas Building 20 Rebecca Street 21 2018 [21]
Chateau Royale 135 James St. S. 70 m (230 ft) 14 2006 [22]
Pigott Building 34-40 James St. S. 64 m (210 ft) 18 1929 [23]
Standard Life Centre 120 King St. W. 62 m (203 ft) 13 1983 [24]
First City Trust Building 1 James St. S. 59 m (194 ft) 15 1974 [25]
Royal Connaught Hotel 112 King St. E. 50 m (160 ft) 13 1916 [26]
Hamilton City Hall 71 Main St. W. 34 m (112 ft) 8 1960 [27]

CHCH Television Tower[edit]

CHCH Television Tower is a 357.5-metre-high (1,173 ft) guyed TV mast in Hamilton, 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.

Current developments[edit]

Current projects for Hamilton, Ontario
Building Status Height Floors Completion Notes
154 Main St E Under Construction 80 m (260 ft) 25 [28]
King at Hughson Tower 1 Under Construction 94 m (308 ft) 30 [29]
King at Hughson Tower 2 Under Construction 94 m (308 ft) 30 [30]
Television City 1 Planning 108.75 m (356.8 ft) 32 2022 [31]
Television City 2 Planning 108.75 m (356.8 ft) 32 2022 [32]
Residences of Royal Connaught Condominiums Planning 36, 33, 24 [33]
James Street Baptist Condo Planning 105.1 m (345 ft) 31 2022 [34]
71 Rebecca St Planning 97 m (318 ft) 30 [35]
Platinum Condo Planning 24 [36]
Metro Condos Planning 26, 30, 36 [37]
235 Main St W Planning 20 [38]
310 Frances Ave Condos Planning 59, 54, 48 [39]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Landmark Place". Retrieved 16 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Hamilton Skyscraper map". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  3. ^ Landmark Place, Hamilton - SkyscraperPage.com
  4. ^ "Landmark Place/ Century 21 Building: 1974". Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  5. ^ Paddon, Natalie (3 March 2017). "How tall is too tall for Hamilton?". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  6. ^ Stelco Tower, Hamilton - SkyscraperPage.com
  7. ^ "Stelco Tower: 1973". Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  8. ^ "Olympia Apartments". Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  9. ^ "Ellen Fairclough Building: 1981". Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  10. ^ "BDC Building". Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  11. ^ http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?p=5924057#post5924057%7C accessdate = 2011-02-16
  12. ^ "The Martinique". Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  13. ^ "Commerce Place II: 1990". Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  14. ^ "Commerce Place I: 1987". Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  15. ^ "The Villager". Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  16. ^ "Bay 200: 1975". Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  17. ^ "55 Hess Street South". Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  18. ^ "Queen's Terrace". Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  19. ^ "First Place". Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  20. ^ "75 Queen".
  21. ^ "William Thomas".
  22. ^ "Chateau Royale: 2006". Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  23. ^ "Pigott building: 1929". Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  24. ^ "Standard Life building: 1983". Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  25. ^ "First City Trust Building: 1974". Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  26. ^ "Connaught Block: 1916/1931". Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  27. ^ "Playing the numbers: Why is City Hall No. 71?" (Press release). The Hamilton Spectator (Paul Wilson). 29 January 2007.
  28. ^ "154 Main St E".
  29. ^ "King at Hughson Tower 1".
  30. ^ "King at Hughson Tower 2".
  31. ^ "Television City".
  32. ^ "Television City".
  33. ^ "Royal Connaught Hotel".
  34. ^ "James Street Baptist Condo".
  35. ^ "71 Rebecca St".
  36. ^ "Platinum Condo".
  37. ^ "Metro Condos".
  38. ^ {cite web|title=235 Main St W|url=https://235mainstw.urbanshare.info/the-project/}}
  39. ^ "310 Frances Ave Condos".

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