List of tallest buildings in Toronto
This list of tallest buildings in Toronto ranks skyscrapers in the Canadian city of Toronto, Ontario by height. The tallest structure in Toronto is the CN Tower, which rises 553 metres (1,814 ft). The CN Tower was the tallest free-standing structure on land from 1975 until 2007. However, it is not generally considered a high-rise building as it does not have successive floors that can be occupied. The tallest habitable building in the city is First Canadian Place, which rises 298 metres (978 ft) tall in Toronto's Financial District and was completed in 1975. It also stands as the tallest building in Canada.
The history of skyscrapers in Toronto began in 1894 with the construction of the Beard Building, which is often regarded as the first skyscraper in the city. Toronto went through its first building boom in the late 1920s and early 1930s, during which the number of high-rise buildings in the city vastly increased. After this period, there was a great lull in construction between 1932 and 1964 with only a single building above 91.5 metres (300 ft) tall being built.
The city then experienced a second, much larger building boom, which was at its peak between 1967 and 1976. This period saw the construction of Canada's three tallest buildings and 6 of its top 10 (at the time). When topped off in 1967, the TD Tower was the 14th tallest building in the world. The TD Tower would soon be followed by Commerce Court West, the 14th tallest building in the world at the time of its completion in 1972. Later, Canada's current tallest building, the First Canadian Place, became the sixth tallest building in the world at the time of its completion in 1975. After the mid-1970s, the pace of the boom slowed considerably but continued onto the early 1990s, culminating with the construction of the city's and Canada's second and third tallest buildings: Scotia Plaza and the TD Canada Trust Tower.
After this boom, the city went through a third, shorter lull in construction from 1993 to 2004, in which the city added only one new building to its top 20. By 2005 however, the city's third and largest high-rise construction boom began with the completion of One King Street West and has continued unabated ever since with nearly 50 planned, under construction or recently built buildings over 150 metres (490 ft) tall. Of the 20 buildings in Toronto taller than 200 metres, only six were built prior to 2000. In 2012, The St. Regis Toronto (then known as Trump International Hotel and Tower) was completed, with a top dome height of 252 m (827 ft) and an antenna height of 277 metres (908 ft), making it the fourth-tallest structure in Toronto and all of Canada. With the completion in late 2014 of Aura—which, at 78 storeys and a height of 272 m (892 ft), is the highest residential building in Canada—the tallest building under construction is the 308-metre (1,005 ft) tall The One.
Natalie Alcoba of the National Post described this phenomenon as the "Manhattanization" of Toronto. In one week of 2018, Toronto's city council approved 755 storeys of new development in the city's downtown core. The Toronto skyline can be spotted by the naked eye during clear daylight skies from locations as far as Newmarket in the north, Clarington in the east, Hamilton in the west, and Fort Niagara State Park, which is situated southeast of Toronto across Lake Ontario in the American state of New York.
As of March 2019, Toronto has constructed 60 skyscrapers and has a further 27 under construction and most of those should be built by 2022. Toronto also has 69 skyscrapers that are either approved or in the proposal stage. Toronto currently ranks 16th in the world with most skyscrapers already completed, 3rd in North America and 1st in Canada and ranks 7th in the world with the number of skyscrapers under construction.
There are 60 skyscrapers in Toronto that stand at least 150 m (492 ft) ranked by standard height measurement as of January 2019. This includes spires and architectural details, but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. An asterisk (*) indicates that a building has been topped out, but not completed. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed. Freestanding observation and/or telecommunication towers, while not habitable buildings, are included for comparison purposes; however, they are not ranked. One such tower is the CN Tower.
m / ft
|N/A||CN Tower||553 / 1,815||147
|1||First Canadian Place||298 / 978||72||1976||Commercial|
|2||The St. Regis Toronto||277 / 908||57||2012||Hotel & Residential||
|3||Scotia Plaza||275 / 902||68||1988||Commercial||
|4||Aura||272 / 892||78||2014||Residential||
|5||TD Canada Trust Tower||261 / 856||53||1990||Commercial||
|6||One Bloor East||257 / 844||76||2017||Residential|
|7||Commerce Court West||239 / 784||57||1972||Commercial|
|8||Harbour Plaza Residences East||237 / 778||67||2017||Residential|
|9||ICE East (ICE II)||234 / 768||67||2015||Residential|
|10||Harbour Plaza Residences West||228 / 748||63||2017||Residential|
|11||Ten York||224 / 735||65||2018||Residential|
|12||Toronto-Dominion Tower||223 / 731||56||1967||Commercial||
|13||Bay Adelaide Centre West Tower||218 / 715||51||2009||Commercial||
|14||Shangri-La Toronto||215 / 705||66||2012||Hotel & Residential||
|15||Ritz-Carlton Toronto||210 / 689||53||2011||Hotel & Residential|
|16||Bay Wellington Tower||208 / 682||49||1991||Commercial|
|17||The L Tower||205 / 672||58||2016||Residential|
|18=||88 Scott||204 / 669||58||2017||Residential|
|18=||Four Seasons Hotel and Residences West||80px||204 / 669||55||2012||Hotel & Residential||
|20||ICE West (ICE I)||202 / 663||57||2014||Residential|
|21||YC Condos||198 / 650||62||2018||Residential|
|22||E Condos Tower 1||196 / 643||58||2018||Residential|
|23||Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower||190 / 623||44||2016||Commercial|
|24||EY Tower||188 / 617||40||2017||Commercial|
|25=||Casa II||185 / 607||56||2016||Residential|
|25=||RBC Centre||185 / 607||42||2009||Commercial|
|27||U Condominiums 2||184 / 604||56||2016||Residential|
|28||Royal Trust Tower||183 / 600||46||1969||Commercial|
|29||Maple Leaf Square North Tower||181 / 594||54||2010||Hotel & Residential|
|30||Royal Bank Plaza South||180 / 591||40||1979||Commercial|
|31||Casa III||179.5 / 589||55||2018||Residential|
|32||INDX Tower||179 / 587||54||2016||Residential|
|33||One King West Hotel & Residence||176 / 578||51||2005||Hotel & Residential||
|34||Success Tower 1||173 / 567||55||2009||Residential|
|35||Maple Leaf Square South Tower||171 / 561||50||2010||Residential|
|36||Hullmark Centre, North Tower||168 / 551||45||2014||Residential||
|37=||44 Charles Street West||166 / 545||51||1972||Residential|
|37=||Karma Condos||166 / 544||50||2016||Residential|
|37=||The Selby||165.5 / 543||50||2018||Residential|
|40||Quantum 2||165 / 541||54||2008||Residential|
|41=||Residences of College Park North||163 / 535||51||2006||Residential|
|41=||Burano||163 / 535||50||2012||Residential|
|41=||One York Street||163 / 535||35||2016||Commercial|
|44=||Success Tower 2||162 / 531||52||2011||Residential|
|44=||Lago at the Waterfront||162 / 531||50||2016||Residential|
|46=||X2||161 / 528||49||2015||Residential|
|46=||FIVE||161 / 528||48||2016||Residential|
|48=||The Uptown Residences||160 / 524||48||2011||Residential|
|48=||Delta Toronto Hotel||160 / 524||47||2014||Hotel|
|50=||Grid Condos||158 / 518||50||2018||Residential|
|50=||Three Hundred||158 / 518||49||2014||Residential|
|52=||Theatre Park||157 / 515||47||2015||Residential|
|52=||Festival Tower||157 / 515||42||2011||Residential|
|54||87 Peter (Noir Condominiums)||156 / 512||49||2018||Residential|
|55=||U Condominiums||154 / 505||46||2015||Residential|
|55=||TD Waterhouse Tower||154 / 505||39||1985||Commercial|
|57=||West One||153 / 503||49||2007||Residential|
|57=||35 Mariner||153 / 503||49||2005||Residential|
|57=||Westlake Village 1||153 / 502||48||2015||Residential|
|57=||Montage||153 / 502||48||2009||Residential|
Tallest buildings and structures by pinnacle height
Skyscrapers and other structures may also be measured based on their pinnacle height, which includes radio masts and antennas. As architectural features and spires can be regarded as subjective, some skyscraper enthusiasts prefer this method of measurement. Standard architectural height measurement, which excludes antennas in building height, is included for comparative purposes.
m / ft
m / ft
|1||CN Tower||553 / 1,815||457 / 1,499||1976|||
|2||First Canadian Place||355 / 1,165||298 / 978||1975|||
|3||Commerce Court West||287 / 942||239 / 784||1972|||
|4||The St. Regis Toronto||277 / 908||277 / 908||2012|||
|5||Scotia Plaza||275 / 902||275 / 902||1988|||
|6||Aura||272 / 892||272 / 892||2014|
|7||TD Canada Trust Tower||263 / 862||227 / 745||1992|||
|8||One Bloor||257 / 844||257 / 844||2017|
|9||Harbour Plaza Residences East||238 / 781||238 / 781||2017|
|10||ICE East (ICE II)||234 / 768||234 / 768||2015|
|11||Harbour Plaza Residences West||228 / 748||228 / 748||2017|
|12||Toronto-Dominion Bank Tower||223 / 732||223 / 732||1969|||
|13||Bay Adelaide Centre||218 / 715||218 / 715||2009|
|14||Shangri-La Toronto||214 / 702||214 /702||2012|
|15||Ritz-Carlton Toronto||210 / 688||210 / 688||2011|||
|16||Bay Wellington Tower||208 / 682||208 / 682||1992|||
|17||L Tower||205 / 672||205 / 672||2016|
|18||Four Seasons Hotel and Residences||204 / 669||204 / 669||2012|
|19||88 Scott||204 / 669||204 / 669||2017|
|20||ICE West (ICE I)||202 / 663||202 / 663||2015|
Tallest under construction
There are 27 buildings under construction in Toronto and are planned to rise at least 150 m (492 ft) as of January 2019. A building is officially listed as Under Construction when the construction crane is installed.
m / ft
|1||The One||306.3 / 1005||83||2022||Once completed, it will surpass First Canadian Place — Canada's current tallest skyscraper and become Canada's first supertall skyscraper. Construction officially began with a groundbreaking ceremony on October 5, 2017.|
|2||CIBC Square I||237.8 / 780||49||2020||Construction officially began with a ground breaking ceremony on June 21, 2017.|
|3||Sugar Wharf Condominiums, Tower D||230.2 / 755||70||2022|
|4||Sky Tower Eau du Soleil||228.2 / 749||66||2019||Upon completion — Canada's tallest building outside a central business district.|
|5||Sugar Wharf Condominiums, Tower E||218.2 / 716||64||2022|
|6||The Prestige||216.2 / 709||65||2022||Part of the One Yonge Development on the site of the Toronto Star Building|
|7||Massey Tower||208.3 / 683||60||2019|
|8||The Residences of 488 University Avenue||207 / 679||55||2019|
|9||E Condos South||195.7 / 642||55||2019|
|10||Wellesley on the Park||194.2 / 637||60||2019|
|11||2221 Yonge Condos||192.5 / 632||58||2019|
|12||19 Duncan||186.5 / 612||58||2022|
|13||1 Yorkville||183.2 / 601||58||2019|
|14||Eau Du Soleil Water Tower||180.8 / 593||49||2019|
|15||The Rosedale on Bloor||179 / 587||52||2021|
|16||VITA on the Lake||177.1 / 581||53||2021|
|17||The Well, Office Tower||173.9 / 571||36||2020|
|18||The Selby Condos||170.6 / 560||49||2019|
|19||TeaHouse 501 Yonge Condominiums||170 / 558||52||2019|
|20||Lighthouse Tower Condominiums||170 / 558||52||2019|
|21||Grid Condos||157 / 515||50||2019|
|22||16 York||157 / 515||31||2020||Construction began on July 1, 2017|
|23||Yonge & Rich Condominiums||156.4 / 513||45||2019|
|24||Dundas Square Gardens||156 / 512||48||2019|
|25||PJ Condos||155.8 / 511||50||2019|
|26||King Blue by Greenland North Tower||155.8 / 511||48||2019|
|27||The Well Condominiums, Tower 1||153.4 / 503||44||2020|
Timeline of tallest buildings
|Name||Street address||Years as tallest||Height
m / ft
|Beard Building||163 King Street East||1894–1896||30 / 98||7|||
|Temple Building||62 Richmond Street West||1896–1906||40 / 131||10|||
|Trader's Bank Building||67 Yonge Street||1906–1912||60 / 197||15|||
|Canadian Pacific Building||69 Yonge Street||1912–1915||65 / 213||15|||
|Royal Bank Building||2 King Street East||1915–1928||89 / 295||20|||
|Sterling Tower||372 Bay Street||1928–1929||90 / 313||21|||
|Royal York Hotel||100 Front Street West||1929–1931||124 / 407||28|||
|Commerce Court North||25 King Street West||1931–1967||145 / 476||34|||
|Toronto-Dominion Bank Tower||66 Wellington Street West||1967–1972||223 / 731||56|||
|Commerce Court West||199 Bay Street||1972–1975||239 / 784||57|||
|First Canadian Place||100 King Street West||1975–present||298 / 978||72|||
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