The Residences of 488 University Avenue

This project is a renovation and replaced Global House

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Height: Architectural 207 m / 679 ft
Height: Occupied 192.9 m / 633 ft
Height: To Tip 207 m / 679 ft
Floors Above Ground 55
Floors Below Ground 2
Tower GFA 65,022 m² / 699,891 ft²
# of Apartments 453
# of Parking Spaces 158


Official Name The Residences of 488 University Avenue
Other Names The Icon, Residences of U Avenue, Global House
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Canada
City Toronto
Street Address & Map 488 University Avenue
Postal Code M5G 1V6
Building Function residential / office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Proposed 2014
Construction Start 2015
Completion 2019
Official Website The Residences of 488 University Avenue
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Regional Ranking #230 Tallest in North America
National Ranking #25 Tallest in Canada
City Ranking #18 Tallest in Toronto

Companies Involved

Developer Amexon Development Corporation
Design Core Architects
Structural Engineer
Design Sigmund Soudack & Associates Inc.
Main Contractor Toddglen Group of Companies
Other Consultant
• Interiors II By IV Design
Material Supplier
• Steel Walters Group Inc.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Canada: Vertical Building Additions Breakfast Event
25 Sep 2019 – Event Report

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2019
12 Dec 2019 – CTBUH Research

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2019
12 Dec 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue I

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