Toronto Facts

Population 2,615,060 (2011)
Area 630 km² • 243 mi²
150m+ Buildings 63 Completed31 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None • 1 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 11 years
Most Common Function Residential, 53%
Most Common Material Concrete, 86%

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

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   The One 2022 306 m
2   First Canadian Place 1975 298 m
3   The St. Regis Toronto 2012 277 m
4   Scotia Tower 1988 275 m
5   Aura at College Park 2014 272 m
6   Brookfield Place 1990 261 m
7   One Bloor Street East 2017 257 m
8   160 Front 2022 240 m
9   Commerce Court West 1973 239 m
10   CIBC Square I 2020 238 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   CC3 - 350 m
2   Mirvish+Gehry - West Tower - 329 m
3   The Hub 2022 312 m
4   One Yonge Street Tower 1 - 307 m
5   The One 2022 306 m
6   55 Lake Shore East Tower B - 304 m
7   55 Lake Shore East Tower C - 304 m
8   Mirvish+Gehry - East Tower - 302 m
9   YSL Residences - 299 m
10   First Canadian Place 1975 298 m
  Completed   Under Constr.   Proposed

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CTBUH Initiatives

2019 Global Walking Tour:
50 Forward | 50 Back

27 Jun-9 Aug 2019 – Event Invite

CTBUH Canada Future Leaders Committee: Tall Timber Buildings
24 Jun 2019 – Event Invite

CTBUH Canada Tours Monde Condominiums
25 Mar 2019 – Tour Report

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Toronto

CTBUH Canada Tours Monde Condominiums
25 Mar 2019, Toronto – Tour Report
More than 50 people participated in the CTBUH Canada Construction Tour of the Monde Condominium, one of the first developments facilitated by Waterfront Toronto.
CTBUH Canada Tours Monde Condominiums
13 Mar 2019, Toronto – Tour Report
CTBUH Canada hosted a construction tour of Monde Condominiums, a 44-story residential building designed by Safdie Architects and Quadrangle.
CTBUH Canada Hosts Discussion: Modular Design & Construction
12 Sep 2018, Toronto – Event Report
The CTBUH Canada Chapter hosted a discussion on Modular Design and Construction, featuring an overview of existing modular implementations as well as future implications.
CTBUH Canada Conducts Construction Tour of Eau Du Soleil
29 Aug 2018, Toronto – Tour Report
CTBUH Canada hosted a tour of the ongoing construction of Eau Du Soleil, a twin-tower condominium development with unobstructed views of the lake and the city of Toronto.
2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports
2 Aug 2018 – Tour Report
This year's 2018 Global Walking Tour explored the role of tall buildings along waterfronts and other natural settings.
CTBUH Canada Hosts "Future Leaders" Committee Inaugural Event
25 Jul 2018, Toronto – Event Report
The CTBUH Canada "Future Leaders" Committee held its inaugural event. Following a series of presentations, emerging professionals networked and planned future initiatives.
CTBUH Canada Tours YC Condos
21 Mar 2018, Toronto – Tour Report
The CTBUH Canada Chapter held a construction tour of YC Condos, a 66-story tower development in downtown Toronto.
CTBUH Releases Research Paper on Toronto's Tall Buildings and Planning for Children Studies
Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Two studies, both completed for the City of Toronto, are focused on helping cities navigate the issues associated with high-rise growth. The first, the Downtown Tall Buildings study, developed a new…
CTBUH Canada: Supertall Toronto
29 Nov 2017, Toronto – Event Report
CTBUH Canada held a breakfast event to showcase Toronto's first supertall, The One, which will stand at 307 meters tall and is currently under construction.
CTBUH Canada Hosts Construction Tour of 88 Scott, Toronto
19 Jul 2017, Toronto – Tour Report
CTBUH Canada held a construction tour of Toronto's 88 Scott, a 58-story condominium tower with ground-level retail and four levels of office space.
2017 Global Walking Tours: The Space Within Tall Buildings
21 Jun-7 Jul 2017 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized its fourth annual Global Walking Tours, which took place in 15 cities around the world.
Canada Event Considers “The Story of Marketing Tall Buildings”
20 Jun 2017, Toronto – Event Report
Building up momentum for the CTBUH 2017 Conference in Australia, the CTBUH Canada Chapter held its most recent event at the University of Toronto Faculty Club.
CTBUH Canada Tours Massey Tower
2 Jun 2017, Toronto – Tour Report
CTBUH Canada’s Massey Tower tour was a great success, with approximately 40 people in attendance at the site tour and networking event.
Debating Tall: Regional Governments for Megacities?
16 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Journal Paper
In the CTBUH Journal 2016 Issue IV, two experts debate on what type of government body should be in charge of the issues that growing megacities face.
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.

Videos

Improving Steel Connections for Better Safety and Economy
31 May 2018 – Carlos de Oliveira, CAST CONNEX

Urban Policy Towards Tall Buildings Globally: The Architect’s Perspective
30 Oct 2017 – Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre

Exploring Geometry and Form in Tall Buildings
19 Oct 2016 – Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre

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Videos Related to Toronto

Improving Steel Connections for Better Safety and Economy
31 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference; Carlos de Oliveira, CAST CONNEX
The design of structural steel connections is one area where innovative manufacturing techniques can better facilitate the design and fabrication of heavily loaded…
Urban Policy Towards Tall Buildings Globally: The Architect’s Perspective
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre
Tall buildings have an important role in defining the character of the City and they help reduce urban sprawl. However, when a building rises above the others on the…
Exploring Geometry and Form in Tall Buildings
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre
Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Guangzhou, China. Chris Wilkinson of Wilkinson Eyre, presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 5: "Beyond Guangzhou: Other Settings"…
The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department
This presentation was 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
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; David Pontarini, Hariri Pontarini Architects
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. David Pontarini of Hariri Pontarini Architects, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 7a: Urban Environmental Issues…
Public Realm Q&A
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Javier Quintana de Una, IDOM; Albert Chan, Shui on Land Limited; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; Martin Henn, Henn
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Javier Quintana de Una, IDOM; Albert Chan, Shui on Land Limited; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; Martin…
CTBUH Video Interview – James Parakh
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department
James Parakh of the City of Toronto Planning Department is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. James discusses the design elements of…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 7a: Urban Environmental Issues Q&A
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Christine Bruckner, M Moser Associates; Dan Kaplan, FXFowle; Jay L. Berman, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; David Pontarini, Hariri Pontarini Architects
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Christine Bruckner of M Moser Associates; Dan Kaplan of FXFowle; Jay L. Berman of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and David Pontarini…
2015 New York Conference - Session 2c - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Robert Cotter, Jersey City; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; and Craig Schwitter, BuroHappold Engineering, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York…
Monthly Video: Five Minutes with James Parakh
18 Sep 2014 – Monthly Video Series; James Parakh, Toronto City Planner
James Parakh of the City of Toronto is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. James talks about Toronto's Privately…
Interview: James Parakh
18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; James Parakh, Toronto City Planner
James Parakh of the City of Toronto is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. James talks about Toronto's Privately…

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Research Papers

Low-Rise to High Density in 15 Years: Inversion and the Toronto Exurb
Jan 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I

Helping Cities Plan High-Rise Growth
Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I

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

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Papers Related to Toronto

Low-Rise to High Density in 15 Years: Inversion and the Toronto Exurb
Jan 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I; Richard Witt & Les Klein, Quadrangle Architects
Toronto’s most significant urbanization occurred in the automobile era, with a typical downtown business core and periphery of low-rise bedroom communities. But…
Helping Cities Plan High-Rise Growth
Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I; David Pontarini, Orson Sedmina, Hariri Pontarini Architects
Two studies, both completed for the City of Toronto, are focused on helping cities navigate the issues associated with high-rise growth. The first, the Downtown Tall…
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…
Debating Tall: Regional Governments for Megacities?
16 Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; Thomas Wright, Regional Plan Association of New York
The 2016 CTBUH Conference, “Cities to Megacities,” explores the phenomenon of already large cities merging together to form megacities, in parallel with many cities 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…
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.
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…
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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