Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Canada

Canada has high-rise skyscrapers built in numerous cities. Although most skyscrapers are concentrated in the financial district of Toronto, (in fact 7 buildings of this list are located in Toronto), we can also find some in Calgary and Edmonton, both cities are located in the Alberta district.

In Toronto there are 2 projects under construction that are estimated to become the two tallest buildings in Canada, YSL Residences (981 ft (299 m)) and The One (1,007 ft (306.8 m)). Currently the tallest building in Canada is the First Canadian Place at 978 ft (298 m). Continue reading to know the 10 tallest skyscrapers in Canada.

Clarifications:

1. For this list only the buildings that have been completed until the date of publication of this post have been taken into account. If a building is completed and is among the 10 tallest buildings in Canada, it will be added to the list as soon as possible.

2. The content has been published on September 16, 2019 and currently has not been updated, please note that the content is based until the mentioned date. If the content is outdated, please comment to update it in the shortest possible time.

Below is the list of 10 tallest buildings or skyscrapers in Canada.

Skyscrapers in Canada: Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Canada

10. The Bow

Height: 779 ft (237.5 m)
Floors: 57
Building Function: Office
Firm: Foster and Partners
City: Calgary, Alberta
Construction Start: 2007
Completed: 2012

The Bow is a 57-storey, 779 ft (237.5 m) tall office building for the headquarters of Encana Corporation and Cenovus Energy, in downtown Calgary, Alberta. The Bow is also considered the start of redevelopment in Calgary’s Downtown East Village. It was designed for Foster and Partners, a British firm that has designed other buildings around the world, such as the Commerzbank Tower, the tallest building in Germany.

Read also: Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Germany.

9. Commerce Court West

Height: 784 ft (239 m)
Floors: 57
Building Function: Office
Firms: Carruthers and Wallace Limited; Weiskopf & Pickworth
City: Toronto, Ontario
Construction Start: –
Completed: 1973

Commerce Court West Tower is a 57-storey, 784 ft (239 m) tall skyscraper inside of the Commerce Court complex located on King and Bay Streets in the financial district of Toronto, Ontario. This complex is composed of four office buildings: West tower, North tower, East tower and South tower, being the West tower the tallest in the complex and the ninth tallest building in Canada.

8. Brookfield Place Tower One

Height: 810 ft (247 m)
Floors: 56
Building Function: Office
Firms: DIALOG; Arney Fender Katsalidis
City: Calgary, Alberta
Construction Start: 2013
Completed: 2017

Brookfield Place Tower One is a 56-storey, 810 ft (247 m) tall commercial development located in downtown Calgary, Alberta. The building was designed by London and Toronto-based architecture firm Arney Fender Katsalidis. It’s the Calgary’s tallest building and the eighth-tallest in Canada.

7. Stantec Tower

Height: 816 ft (248.9 m)
Floors: 66
Building Functions: Residential, Office
Firm: Stantec Ltd.
City: Edmonton, Alberta
Construction Start: 2015
Completed: 2019

Stantec Tower is a 66-storey, 816 ft (248.9 m) tall mixed-use skyscraper in the Ice District in downtown Edmonton, Alberta. It’s the most recent skyscraper on the list since its construction was just completed in 2019. Currently only the office area is in operation since September 26, 2018; the residential area will open this year.

Read also: Top 10 Tallest Buildings in United States.

6. One Bloor Street East

Height: 844 ft (257.3 m)
Floors: 78
Building Function: Residential
Firm: Hariri Pontarini Architects
City: Toronto, Ontario
Construction Start: 2011
Completed: 2017

One Bloor (previously known as One Bloor East and Number One Bloor) is a mixed-use skyscraper located in downtown Toronto, Ontario. This project was designed in 2007 by developer Bazis International Inc. However, it was canceled and subsequently re-developed under the developer Great Gulf Homes.

5. TD Canada Trust Tower

Height: 856 ft (260.9 m)
Floors: 53
Building Function: Office
Firms: Bregman & Hamann Architects; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
City: Toronto, Ontario
Construction Start: 1987
Completed: 1990

TD Canada Trust Tower is a 53-storey, 856 ft (260.9 m) tall office skyscraper inside Brookfield Place complex, which is composed of two towers: Bay Wellington Tower and TD Canada Trust Tower, being the Trust Tower the tallest in the complex and the fifth-tallest building in Canada.

4. Aura

Height: 892 ft (271.9 m)
Floors: 78
Building Function: Residential and Commercial space in the podium
Firm: Graziani and Corazza Architects
City: Toronto, Ontario
Construction Start: 2010
Completed: 2014

Aura is a office skyscraper in Toronto, Ontario. It is the final phase of a series of new condominium buildings near College Park in Toronto’s Downtown Yonge district. Its construction began in 2010 and finished in 2014.

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3. Scotia Tower

Height: 902 ft (275 m)
Floors: 68
Building Function: Office
Firm: WZMH Architects
City: Toronto, Ontario
Construction Start: 1985
Completed: 1988

Scotia Tower is a 68-storey, 902 ft (275 m) tall office skyscraper inside of the Scotia Plaza complex in the city of Toronto, Ontario. Scotia Plaza in Toronto is home to Scotiabank’s world headquarters. At 902 ft, Scotia Plaza is Canada’s third tallest skyscraper.

2. The St. Regis Toronto

Height: 908 ft (276.9 m)
Floors: 63
Building Functions: Residential, Hotel
Firm: Zeidler Partnership Architects
City: Toronto, Ontario
Construction Start: 2007
Completed: 2012

The St. Regis Toronto is a mixed-use skyscraper located in the Financial District of Toronto, at 325 Bay Street, on the southeast corner of Bay and Adelaide streets. It is the second tallest skyscraper in Canada (including spire), the tallest mixed-use building in the city and fourth tallest structure in the city.

1. First Canadian Place

Height: 978 ft (298.1 m)
Floors: 72
Building Function: Office
Firm: Edward Durell Stone & Associates
City: Toronto, Ontario
Construction Start: 1973
Completed: 1975

First Canadian Place (originally First Bank Building) is a skyscraper in the Financial District of Toronto, Ontario, at the northwest corner of King and Bay streets, and serves as the global operational headquarters of the Bank of Montreal. At 298 m (978 ft), it is Canada’s tallest skyscraper.

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