CTBUH Gold Member

GCL Builds

About

Member Since: 2012

Member Offices: Toronto

Website: https://gclbuilds.com/

GCL Builds is a full-service construction management and general contracting firm.

In depth construction management, strong pre-construction services, sound philosophy, and expertise in estimating and engineering has launched GCL Builds Limited to the forefront of Toronto’s construction industry.

Their vision is to provide the best possible construction services within a safe, stimulating, and inviting environment for our contractors, clients, residents and employees. GCL Builds strives to be the leading construction firm in Toronto. Our experienced management team directs a talented crew of construction professionals dedicated to producing an exceptional, prompt and precise product.

Fields of Expertise

Construction / Contractor

Buildings

RANK
Name
Height
1 The St. Regis Toronto

277 m / 908 ft

2 Pure Spirit Condominiums

102 m / 335 ft

3 144 Park Condominiums

68 m / 222 ft

4 1000 Mount Pleasant

43 m / 141 ft

5 The Cardiff

40 m / 130 ft

6 65 Lillian Residences

35 m / 114 ft

7 Platform Condos

34 m / 110 ft

Building Completions Timeline

Videos

12 October 2011

Composite Construction of Concrete Shear Cores

Mark Garland from LCL builds presents on the construction of concrete shear cores and the process of how it is done.

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Research

31 December 2012

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012

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...

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Research

01 December 2012

Canada Grows Taller

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...

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Associated companies

LCL Builds (2021)

RANK
Name
Height
1 The St. Regis Toronto

277 m / 908 ft

2 Pure Spirit Condominiums

102 m / 335 ft

3 144 Park Condominiums

68 m / 222 ft

4 1000 Mount Pleasant

43 m / 141 ft

5 The Cardiff

40 m / 130 ft

6 65 Lillian Residences

35 m / 114 ft

7 Platform Condos

34 m / 110 ft

Statistics

Average Building Age*

12 Years

Most Common Function*

Mixed-use (100%)

Most Common Material*

Concrete (100%)

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database

Based on 1 buildings over 150 m height with a function
 
Based on 1 buildings over 150 m height with a material
 

Building Completions Timeline

Building Map

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

Designated Experts

Ctbuh Leaders At GCL Builds

CTBUH Toronto Chapter, 2012 – Present

Mark Garland

Director, GCL Builds

12 October 2011

Composite Construction of Concrete Shear Cores

Mark Garland from LCL builds presents on the construction of concrete shear cores and the process of how it is done.

31 December 2012

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012

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...

01 December 2012

Canada Grows Taller

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...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving GCL Builds Limited

CTBUH Canada Tours Monde Condominiums

13 March 2019

CTBUH Canada hosted a construction tour of Monde Condominiums, a 44-story residential building designed by Safdie Architects and Quadrangle.

CTBUH Canada Tours YC Condos

21 March 2018

The CTBUH Canada Chapter held a construction tour of YC Condos, a 66-story tower development in downtown Toronto.

CTBUH Canada Hosts Construction Tour of 88 Scott, Toronto

19 July 2017

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.

Canada Event Considers “The Story of Marketing Tall Buildings”

20 June 2017

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.

The Harbour Plaza Construction Tour

18 August 2016

The CTBUH Canada Chapter hosted a construction tour of the Harbour Plaza mixed-use development, soon to be an anchor location in downtown Toronto.

CTBUH Canada Tours ICE Condos at York Center, Toronto

19 November 2014

The CTBUH Canada chapter hosted a tour – ironically during an early winter snow storm – of the ICE Condominiums.