Toronto Facts

Population 2,615,060 (2011)
Area 630 km² • 243 mi²
150m+ Buildings 50 Completed22 Under Constr.
Tallest Building First Canadian Place (298 m)
Global Ranking #17 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #3 in North America by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #1 in Canada by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building TD Tower (1967)
Average Building Age 12 years
Most Common Function Residential, 50%
Most Common Material Concrete, 82%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   First Canadian Place 1975 298 m
2   Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto 2012 277 m
3   Scotia Tower 1988 275 m
4   Aura at College Park 2014 272 m
5   Brookfield Place 1990 261 m
6   One Bloor Street East 2017 257 m
7   Commerce Court West 1973 239 m
8   ÏCE Condominiums at York Centre 2 2015 234 m
9   Harbour Plaza Residences East 2017 233 m
10   Eau de Soleil Sky Tower 2018 228 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.

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CTBUH Initiatives

Imports and Acquisitions: New Tall Buildings in Toronto
11 Oct 2016 – Event Report

CTBUH Canada: Imports and Acquisitions (Part 3)
4 Oct 2016 – Event Invite

Global Twilight Walking Tours
25 Aug 2016 – Tour Report

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Toronto

Imports and Acquisitions: New Tall Buildings in Toronto
11 Oct 2016, Toronto – Event Report
The CTBUH Canada Chapter organized and held its third in a series of seminars about new and imported technologies in high-rise buildings.
Global Twilight Walking Tours
25 Aug 2016, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH UH/UD Committee organized its third annual Global Walking Tours in 13 cities around the world, examining public spaces in a twilight setting.
The Harbour Plaza Construction Tour
18 Aug 2016, Toronto – Tour Report
The CTBUH Canada Chapter hosted a construction tour of the Harbour Plaza mixed-use development, soon to be an anchor location in downtown Toronto.
Toronto Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, Toronto – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Toronto under the lead of CTBUH Canada. The highly successful tour led to many discussion on the lessons learned.
Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of 16 cities around the globe, focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.
Sky High and The Logic of Luxury
12 May 2015, Toronto – Event Report
CTBUH Canada held its most recent event at the University of Toronto Faculty Club, featuring a presentation by Carol Willis entitled “Sky High and the Logic of Luxury.”
CTBUH ’UH’PDATE February 2015
26 Feb 2015, Toronto – CTBUH News
The second issue of CTBUH 'UH'PDATE goes over the success of the 7 Cities Winter Walking Tours and welcoming 5 new committee members.
Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour
29 Jan 2015 – Tour Report
The new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized a highly successful Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities around the world.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
CTBUH Canada Tours ICE Condos at York Center, Toronto
19 Nov 2014, Toronto – Tour Report
The CTBUH Canada chapter hosted a tour – ironically during an early winter snow storm – of the ICE Condominiums.
CTBUH ’UH’PDATE November 2014
28 Oct-6 Nov 2014, Toronto – CTBUH News
The first CTBUH 'UH'PDATE provides information on some of the early events and plans of the newly formed Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee.
CTBUH Canada Hosts Event on Imports and Acquisitions
5 Nov 2014, Toronto – Event Report
More than 80 people attended the event which sought to answer the question, What new technologies and techniques are influencing the way we build tall in Toronto?
Tour of Toronto’s Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower
22 Aug 2014, Toronto – Tour Report
CTBUH Canada hosted a tour of Toronto’s Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower, currently under construction in the heart of the city’s business district.
Canada Chapter Tours The L Tower
27 Feb 2014, Toronto – Tour Report
The Canada Chapter hosted a tour of The L Tower, the under-construction iconic residential building in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core.
Design, Cost and Return on Investment
23 Jan 2014, Toronto – Event Report
The chapter's fifth event included video presentations by Peter Rees, the Chief Planning Officer for London & a case study of The Gherkin by Kent Gardner, its owner.
Inside Look at Aura Tower
29 Oct 2013, Toronto – Tour Report
The Canada chapter hosted a tour of Canada’s future tallest residential building, Aura. When completed, the building will be 272 meters tall.
The GTA, a Region in Transition
25 Sep 2013, Toronto – Event Report
Keynote speakers and authors of the Strategic Regional Research report, Iain Dobson and Glenn Miller, led a provocative discussion about high-rise trends in the Greater Toronto Area.
Tour of the Hullmark Centre
13 Aug 2013, Toronto – Tour Report
Michael Montgomery of Kinetica Dynamics and Andrea Calla of Tridel showed off the under-construction Hullmark Centre during a tour attended by more than 40 people.
CTBUH Canada Inaugural Meeting
2 May 2013, Toronto – Event Report
The first event organized by the newly formed CTBUH Canada Chapter was held at the University of Toronto on May 2, to a highly enthusiastic reception.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
CTBUH Research: Canada Grows Taller
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Research
Twenty-six buildings taller than 150 meters have been built in Canada since 2005 and it added four buildings taller than 200 meters in 2012, the most ever in a single year.
First Wave of City Representatives Appointed
1 Jul 2012, Chicago – CTBUH News
More than 35 City Representatives have been appointed in 13 countries as the CTBUH expands its network at a grass roots level.

Global News

Proposed Residential High-Rises in Muslim Community Opposed by Neighbors
4 Feb 2014 – The Jaffari Center has proposed developing its 12-…

Toronto Triple Towers Purchased
6 Dec 2013 – Starlight Investments Ltd. has acquired a three-…

Obituary: Paul Reichmann, Canary Wharf Developer
28 Oct 2013 – Paul Reichmann, the Canadian tycoon and creator of…

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Proposed Residential High-Rises in Muslim Community Opposed by Neighbors
4 Feb 2014
The Jaffari Center has proposed developing its 12-hectare property into a high-density Muslim community, which would include two residential high-rises, but neighboring…
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Toronto Triple Towers Purchased
6 Dec 2013
Starlight Investments Ltd. has acquired a three-tower Class-A, LEED Gold-Certified office and retail complex located at 3250 and 3300 Bloor Street West in Toronto,…
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Obituary: Paul Reichmann, Canary Wharf Developer
28 Oct 2013
Paul Reichmann, the Canadian tycoon and creator of Canary Wharf, who has died aged 83, transformed the skyline and economy of London's Docklands. Reichmann and his…
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Designer Imagines the Toronto of the Next Decade
5 Sep 2013
Digital artist Scott Dickson of Upside-Down Marketing & Design has created an image of what Toronto's downtown skyline may look like within the next 10 years. Dickson…
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Condos Flood the Market in Toronto, Causing Concern
22 Aug 2013
A housing dive may be in the future for the condominium housing market in Toronto. Although low-rise sales are declining faster than high-rise sales in the city,…
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Gehry Updates Highly-Anticipated Toronto Project
20 Jun 2013
A newly updated plan for the Mirvish + Gehry development on King Street West in Toronto was released by developer Projectcore this week. Originally announced last October…
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Oxford Launches New Toronto Project
18 Jun 2013
Oxford Properties Group has unveiled plans to develop the new 40-story Ernst & Young Tower in the heart of downtown Toronto. The KPF-designed tower will be part of Oxford…
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Pinnacle Proposes Canada's Largest Development
2 Apr 2013
Vancouver developer Pinnacle International has announced plans to construct Canada's largest hotel and condominium tower project in Toronto, Bloomberg reports. The One…
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Bay-Adelaide Tower Signs Second Major Tenant
5 Mar 2013
The latest leasing deal completed at the Bay Adelaide East tower has taken the project's occupancy rate to 60 percent. The 44-story office tower, which is under…
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Citizens Propose Amending Their Urban Habitat
20 Dec 2012
Residents of a block of 19 post-war apartment buildings in Toronto are working to create a residential apartment commercial (RAC) zone in their neighborhood, as part of a…

Videos

2015 New York Conference - Session 2c - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Panel Questions & Answers

Monthly Video: Five Minutes with James Parakh
18 Sep 2014 – James Parakh, Toronto City Planner

Interview: James Parakh
18 Sep 2014 – James Parakh, Toronto City Planner

Research Papers

The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

One Yonge: A Case Study for Complete Vertical Communities
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

A Tale of Towers and Cities: A Contextual Approach to Vertical Urbanism
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making

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Papers Related to Toronto

The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Division
This paper is intended to introduce the upcoming CTBUH technical guide titled “The Space Between,” which investigates the importance of publicly accessible spaces…
One Yonge: A Case Study for Complete Vertical Communities
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; David Pontarini, Hariri Pontarini Architects
The City of Toronto is experiencing rapid growth, with the second largest concentration of high-rise buildings under construction in North America, surpassing Chicago and…
A Tale of Towers and Cities: A Contextual Approach to Vertical Urbanism
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Louis Becker & Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects
While the ever increasing global interchange of capitals and ideas have created immense opportunities and growth in cities around the world, the physical manifestation of…
The Network of Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department
This paper investigates the Network of Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings, the Tall Building as Place Makers how Tall Buildings meet the street. As contributing…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: World’s Highest Observation Decks
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III; CTBUH Research
Perhaps no element of a tall building is more closely related to the pure pleasure of standing high in the sky and taking in the view of one’s surroundings than…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building…
Dream Deferred: Unfinished Tall Buildings
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Without big dreams, there would be no tall buildings. Conceiving, financing, designing, and constructing a skyscraper is no simple feat, even under the best of conditions…
Design of a Slender Building with High-Performing VE Dampers
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Michael Montgomery, Kinetica; Kevin MacLean & Tibor Kokai, Read Jones Christoffersen; Constantin Christopoulos, University of Toronto
A slender tower in downtown Toronto was identified early on in the design process as having wind dynamic motion issues and additional structural damping was required. The…
Sustainable High Density Neighborhoods
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects Limited
The creation of sustainable, high-density communities starts with comprehensive master planning that strategically leverages the scale of the site. This paper will…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I; Kevin Brass, Antony Wood & Marty Carver, CTBUH
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
Tall Buildings in Numbers: Canada Grows Taller
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Twenty-six buildings taller than 150 meters have been built in Canada since 2005 and it added four buildings taller than 200 meters in 2012, the most ever in a single…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: A New Leader for Telecom Towers
Jun 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue II; CTBUH Research
With the recent completion of two megatall telecommunication/observation towers it is perhaps time to review these structures and also explain why they are distinguished…

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