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 finished, the TD Tower was the 14th tallest building in the world (1967). 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 6th 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 2nd and 3rd 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 m/500 ft tall. Of the 19 buildings in Toronto taller than 200 metres, only 6 were built prior to 2000.
As of February 2018, Toronto is the site of 22 buildings over 200 m, 62 buildings over 150 m (492 ft) tall, and a total of 2,586 high-rise buildings citywide, the second most for any city in North America after New York City. As of January 2015, Toronto is building more towers than any other city in North America except New York City, with at least 91 high-rise buildings under construction.
Toronto has been the site of several major skyscraper construction projects in the 2010s, and ranked first on the continent in the number of high-rise buildings under construction for much of this time. In 2012, the Adelaide Hotel 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.
As of April 2015, 303 high-rise buildings are under construction, proposed for construction, or approved for construction in the city. 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. The CN Tower itself can be spotted as far as Barrie in the north, Port Hope in the east, Guelph in the west, and Buffalo in the south.
The following is a list of Toronto skyscrapers that stand at least 153 m (500 ft) and 19 buildings over 200 m tall, ranked by standard height measurement. 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. 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 Adelaide 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||Toronto-Dominion Tower||223 / 731||56||1967||Commercial||
|12||Bay Adelaide Centre West Tower||218 / 715||51||2009||Commercial||
|13||Shangri-La Toronto||215 / 705||66||2012||Hotel & Residential||
|14||Ritz-Carlton Toronto||210 / 689||53||2011||Hotel & Residential|
|15||Bay Wellington Tower||208 / 682||49||1991||Commercial|
|16||The L Tower||205 / 672||58||2016||Residential|
|17=||88 Scott||204 / 669||58||2017||Residential|
|17=||Four Seasons Hotel and Residences West||204 / 669||55||2012||Hotel & Residential||
|19||ICE West (ICE I)||202 / 663||57||2014||Residential|
|20||Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower||190 / 623||44||2016||Commercial|
|21||EY Tower||188 / 617||40||2017||Commercial|
|22=||Maple Leaf Square North Tower||186 / 610||54||2010||Hotel & Residential|
|22=||RBC Centre||186 / 610||42||2009||Commercial|
|24||Casa II||185 / 607||56||2016||Residential|
|25||U Condominiums 2||184 / 604||56||2016||Residential|
|26||Royal Trust Tower||183 / 600||46||1969||Commercial|
|27||Royal Bank Plaza South||180 / 591||40||1979||Commercial|
|28||INDX Tower||179 / 587||54||2016||Residential|
|29||One King West Hotel & Residence||176 / 578||51||2005||Hotel & Residential||
|30||Maple Leaf Square South Tower||174 / 571||50||2010||Residential|
|31||Success Tower 1||172 / 564||54||2009||Residential|
|32=||44 Charles Street West||166 / 545||51||1972||Residential|
|32=||Karma Condos||166 / 545||50||2016||Residential|
|34=||Quantum 2||165 / 541||54||2008||Residential|
|34=||Hullmark Centre, North Tower||165 / 541||45||2014||Residential||
|36||Success Tower 2||164 / 538||52||2011||Residential|
|37=||Residences of College Park North||163 / 535||51||2006||Residential|
|37=||One York Street||163 / 535||35||2016||Commercial|
|39||Lago at the Waterfront||162 / 531||50||2016||Residential|
|40=||X2||161 / 528||49||2015||Residential|
|40=||FIVE condos||161 / 528||48||2016||Residential|
|42=||Burano||160 / 524||50||2012||Residential|
|42=||The Uptown Residences||160 / 524||48||2011||Residential|
|42=||Delta Toronto Hotel||160 / 524||47||2014||Hotel|
|45||300 Front St. West||158 / 518||49||2014||Residential|
|46=||Theatre Park||157 / 515||47||2015||Residential|
|46=||Festival Tower||157 / 515||42||2011||Residential|
|48||TD Waterhouse Tower||154 / 505||39||1985||Commercial|
|49=||West One||153 / 503||49||2007||Residential|
|49=||35 Mariner||153 / 503||49||2005||Residential|
|49=||Westlake Village 1||153 / 502||48||2015||Residential|
|49=||Montage||153 / 502||48||2009||Residential|
|49=||U Condominiums||153 / 502||46||2015||Residential|
Tallest buildings and structures by pinnacle height
This list ranks Toronto skyscrapers and other structures 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 Adelaide 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, approved, and proposed
The following is a list of buildings that are under construction in Toronto and are planned to rise at least 153 metres (500 ft).
m / ft
|The One||306 / 1004||82||2021||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.|
|CIBC Square II||238 / 782||53||2020||Construction officially began with a ground breaking ceremony on June 21, 2017.|
|Sky Tower Eau du Soleil||228 / 748||66||2018||Upon completion — Canada's tallest building outside a central business district.|
|Ten York||224 / 735||65||2018||Joint venture with civic agency at 10 York Street|
|1 Yonge Street Tower 3||217 / 712||65||2019||Part of the One Yonge Development on the site of the Toronto Star Building|
|Massey Tower||207 / 679||60||2018|
|The Residences of 488 University Avenue||207 / 679||55||2018|
|YC Condos||198 / 650||63||2018|
|E Condos Tower 1||196 / 643||58||2018|
|Wellesley on the Park||194 / 637||60||2018|
|2221 Yonge Condos||193 / 633||58||2019|
|1 Yorkville||183 / 600||58||2018|
|Casa III||180 / 590||55||2018|
|Water Tower Eau du Soleil||179 / 587||49||2018|
|The Well, Office Tower||172 / 564||36||2020|
|TeaHouse 501 Yonge Condominiums||170 / 558||51||2019|
|The Selby||166 / 545||50||2018|
|16 York||158 / 518||32||2020||Construction began on July 1, 2017 with completion on June 2020.|
|Grid Condos||158 / 518||50||2018|
|PJ Condos||157 / 515||48||2019|
|Dundas Square Gardens||156 / 512||50||2018|
|Noir Condominiums (87 Peter)||156 / 512||49||2018|
|King Blue Condominiums, Tower 1||156 / 512||48||2018|
|Theatre District Hotel & Condos||156 / 512||48||2020|
|The Well Condominiums, Tower 1||156 / 512||44||2020|
|Daniels Waterfront, Lighthouse Tower||155 / 509||48||2019|
|Yonge & Rich Condominiums||154 / 505||45||2019|
The following is a list of buildings that are approved in Toronto and are planned to rise at least 153 metres (500 ft).Pinnacle one yunge 307 / 954 82 2022
m / ft
|Commerce Court 3||300 / 1147||64||2027||Construction will begin Q2 2022 and will be complete by 2027|
|Mirvish+Gehry - West Tower||305 / 1000||92||-||Slated to become Frank Gehry's largest skyscraper project.|
|Chelsea Green Tower 3 (33 Gerrard Street West)||285 / 935||88||-|
|Mirvish+Gehry - East Tower||275 / 902||82||-|
|CIBC Square I||243 / 797||54||2024||Construction will begin in Q2 2020 after completion of CIBC Square II.|
|160 Front Office Tower||240 / 787||46||2022||Construction will begin in 2019 and will be complete by Fall 2022|
|Union Centre||239 / 783||45||-|
|Concord Canada House B||233 / 764||69||-|
|50 Bloor Street West||230 / 755||71||-|
|Concord Canada House A||206 / 676||59||-|
|The Rosedale on Bloor||176 / 577||52||-|
|8 Cumberland||171 / 561||51||-|
|Chelsea Green Tower 1 (33 Gerrard Street West)||168 / 551||49||-|
|VITA on the Lake||167 / 548||53||-|
|Bay Adelaide North||162 / 531||49||2022||Construction will begin 2019 and will be complete by 2022 |
|263 Adelaide||157 / 515||47||-|
|Nobu Residences 2||156 / 512||49||2022||Construction will begin in 2019 and be complete by 2022|
|1-9 Isabella||156 / 512||46||-|
|33 Gerrard Street West, Tower 2||155 / 508||46||-|
|The Charles at Church||153 / 500||47||-|
|The Manhattan||153 / 500||47||-|
The following is a list of buildings that are proposed in Toronto and are planned to rise at least 153 metres (500 ft).
m / ft
|YSL Residences - Yonge Street Living (385 Yonge Street)||344 / 1128||98||–|
|1 Yonge Street Tower 5||307 / 1007||95||2019||Part of the One Yonge Development on the site of the Toronto Star Building|
|55 Lake Shore Boulevard East Tower B||304 / 997||90||2020|
|55 Lake Shore Boulevard East Tower C||304 / 997||89||2020|
|Chelsea Green Tower 2 (33 Gerrard Street West)||285 / 935||88||-|
|95 Lake Shore Boulevard East, Tower G (55 Lake Shore Boulevard East)||264 / 866||80||2020|
|1 Yonge Street Tower 4||264 / 866||80||2019||Part of the One Yonge Development on the site of the Toronto Star Building|
|95 Lake Shore Boulevard East Tower F (55 Lake Shore Boulevard East)||264 / 866||79||2020|
|2 Carlton||233 / 765||73||-|
|1 Scollard||229 / 751||59||-|
|Cumberland Terrace Tower 2||224 / 735||70||2018|
|80 Bloor Street West||224 / 735||68||-|
|475 Yonge Tower 1||220 / 721||65||-|
|27 Yorkville Avenue I||215 / 735||62||-|
|Signature Tower A||214 / 702||62||-|
|1 Eglinton Avenue East||211 / 792||65||-|
|The HUB (30 Bay Street)||206 / 676||60||-|
|400 Front Street West Tower 1||204 / 669||60||-|
|245-285 Queen Street East Tower 1||201 / 659||56||-|
|100 Simcoe Street||198 / 650||59||-|
|400 Front Street West Tower 2||198 / 650||58||-|
|19 Duncan||190 / 623||57||2019|
|150 Pearl Street||189 / 620||59||-|
|31A Parliament Street||189 / 620||57||-|
|245-285 Queen Street East Tower 2||189 / 620||52||-|
|401-415 King Tower I||187 / 613||55||-|
|481 University||185 / 606||55||-|
|8-20 Widmer Street||183 / 600||56||-|
|217 Adelaide Street West||179 / 587||56||-|
|88 Queen East Tower D||177 / 580||54||–|
|Water's Edge at the Cove||176 / 577||56||2017|
|245-285 Queen Street East Tower 3||174 / 571||47||-|
|31 Parliament Street||173 / 568||49||–|
|The Well Office Tower||172 / 564||36||–|
|601 Sherbourne Street||171 / 561||58||–|
|591 Sherbourne Street||171 / 561||58||–|
|Cumberland Terrace Tower 1||171 / 561||54||–|
|4800 Yonge Street||168 / 551||49||–|
|Chelsea Green Tower 1 (33 Gerrard Street West)||168 / 551||49||–|
|VITA on the Lake||167 / 548||53||2021|
|309 Cherry Street South Building||166 / 545||52||–|
|771 Yonge Street||166 / 545||58||–|
|8 Cumberland||165 / 541||51||–|
|319-323 Jarvis Street||165 / 541||50||–|
|350 Adelaide West||163 / 535||48||–|
|89 Church Street||162 / 531||49||–|
|39-41 Roehampton Avenue||160 / 525||48||-|
|475 Yonge Street||160 / 525||45||-|
|48-58 Scollard Street||158 / 518||43||–|
|263 Adelaide||157 / 515||49||–|
|46 Charlotte Street||157 / 515||46||–|
|150 Eglinton Avenue East||157 / 515||39||–|
|Garrison Point Tower 1||156 / 512||49||–|
|Nobu Residences (15-35 Mercer Street)||156 / 512||49||–|
|The Well Condominiums Tower 1||156 / 512||44||–|
|55 Broadway Avenue South Tower||155 / 508||45||–|
|55 Broadway Avenue North Tower||155 / 508||45||–|
|327 King||154 / 505||47||–|
|Grand Hotel Redevelopment||154 / 505||45||–|
Timeline of tallest buildings
This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Toronto.
|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|||
- List of tallest buildings in Canada
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- List of tallest buildings in Mississauga
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- List of tallest buildings in London, Ontario
- List of tallest buildings in Windsor, Ontario
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