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Toronto is currently one of the most booming cities in the world, said to have more highrises under construction than the whole United States. I don't have much else to say really, pictures shall do the talking. This list is from urbantoronto.ca

These are all buildings over 400 ft.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Trump International Hotel & Residences - 925 ft. (282.0 m) 60 floors

Nov 11 (Androiduk)


Aura at College Park [Residences of College Park] - 866 ft. (264 m) 75 floors

Nov 03 (Hypnotoad)


Shangri-La Hotel & Tower - 704 ft. (214.6 m) 65 floors

Nov 07 (Urbandreamer)


Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Residences [Simcoe Place] - 688 ft. (209.8 m) 53 floors

Nov 08 (Motage)


L Tower - 672 ft. (204.9 m) 57 floors

Nov 07 (Caltrane74)


Four Seasons Hotel & Tower [Four Seasons] - 669 ft. (204 m) 52 floors

Oct 30 (Sodapop)


Absoluteworld Tower I - 585 ft. (178.4 m) 56 floors

Nov 10 (Asmegin)


Absoluteworld Tower II - 525 ft. (160 m) 50 floors

Nov 10 (Asmegin)


Burano [Murano] - 525 ft. 50 floors

Nov 01 (dt_toronto_geek)


The Uptown Residences - 518 ft. (157.9 m) 48 floors

Nov 06 (Jasonzed)


Festival Tower [Bell Lightbox] - 514 ft. (156.7 m) 42 floors

Oct 16 (CML)


33 Bay [Pinnacle Centre] - **512 ft. (156.1 m) 52 floors

Oct 31 (Hypnotoad)


Star Tower [Beyond the Sea] - 498 ft. (151.8 m) 44 floors

Oct 15 (Interchange42)


Couture [Bloor Walk] - 462 ft. (141 m) - 42 floors

Oct 01 (Cruzin4u)


Clear Spirit Condominiums [Spirit Living] - 446 ft. (136 m) 40 floors

Nov 04 (Current)


Parade Tower II [Cityplace] - 418 ft. (127.4 m) 46 floors

Sep 18 (Jasonzed)


Solaris East [Metrogate] - 417 ft. (127.1 m) 40 floors

Sep 02 (Solaris)


Solaris West [Metrogate] - 417 ft. (127.1 m) 40 floors

Sep 11 (Solaris)


Charlie - 404 ft. (123.2 m) 36 floors
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Nov 07 (Jasonzed)


Nautillus [The Waterview] - 400 ft. (122 m) 39 floors

Oct 20 (gis_guy)


The Gooderham [Spirit Living] - 400 ft. (122 m) 35 floors

Jul 19 (Jasonzed)




SITE PREP/EXCAVATION

Ice Condominiums II [York Centre] - 769 ft. (234.4 m) 65 floors

Oct 16 (Jasonzed)


Ice Condominiums I [York Centre] - 663 ft. (202.2 m) 55 floors

Oct 16 (Jasonzed)


Hullmark Centre North [Hullmark Centre] - 551 ft. (168.0 m) 45 floors


X2 - 525 ft. (160 m) 49 floors

Sep 25 (DT_Toronto_Geek)


300 Front Street - 512 ft. (156.1 m) 52 floors

Oct 31 (Hypnotoad)


Cinema Condos - 468 ft. (142.7 m) 43 floors


Grand Residences [Parkside Village] - 456 ft. (139 m) 45 floors *Mississauga*

Oct 19 (Jasonzed)


Research Tower [Sick Kids Foundation] - 423ft. (129 m) 21 floors


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SALES OR LEASING

One Bloor - 780 ft. (238 m) 70 floors


Bay-Adelaide Centre East [Bay-Adelaide Centre] - 643 ft. (196 m) 45 Floors


171 Front Street West - 576 ft. (175.6 m) 36 floors


U Condominiums I [U Condos] - 505 ft. (154 m) 45 floors


5 Condos (Five St. Joseph) - 482 ft. (147 m) 45 floors


Residences at the RCMI - 478 ft. (145.7 m) 42 floors


Emerald Park Condos [Emerald Park] - 469 ft. (143 m) 40 floors


Bisha Hotel & Residences - 466 ft. (142.1 m) 41 floors


Gibson Square I - 451 ft. (137.5 m) 45 floors


Gibson Square II - 451 ft. (137.5 m) 45 floors


Studio on Richmond - 430 ft. (131.2 m) 41 floors


545-565 Sherbourne St. - ??? ft. 43 floors


Chaz on Charles - 415 ft. (126.5 m) 39 floors



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PROPOSED

880 Bay Street - 630 ft. (192 m) 45 floors

U Condominiums II [U Condos] - 604 ft. (184.1 m) 55 floors


Richmond Adelaide Centre - 600 ft. (182.9 m) 48 floors

Canada Tower - 586 ft. (178.7 m) 51 floors

335 King Street West - 581 ft. (177.1 m) 48 floors


36-44 Eglinton Avenue West - 548 ft. (167 m) 53 floors

609 Sherbourne Street I - 547 ft. (166.9 m) 56 floors

Bay Adelaide North Tower - 532 ft. (162.2 m) 49 floors


Cumberland Terrace Redevelopment I [Cumberland Terrace] - 531 ft. (162 m) 48 floors


Delta Toronto[Southcore Financial Centre] - 524 ft. 47 floors


609 Sherbourne Street II - 521 ft. (158.8 m) 53 floors

York Street Office Tower [York Centre] - 517 ft. (157.6 m) 31 floors

Theatre Park - 515 ft. (157 m) 47 floors


Waterways - ??? ft. 50 floors


9 Grenville Street - 491 ft. (149.7 m) 42 floors

609 Sherbourne Street III - 482 ft. (146.9 m) 50 floors

100 John Street - 482 ft. (147 m) 42 floors

395-403 Bloor Street East - 460 ft. (140.2 m) 42 floors

609 Sherbourne Street IV - 459 ft. (139.9 m) 46 floors

99 Blue Jays Way - 446 ft. (136 m) 41 floors


Southcore Office Tower [Southcore Financial Centre ] - 445 ft. 30 floors


295 Adelaide Street - 444 f. (135.3 m) 43 floors


Cityplace Block #31 [Cityplace] - 434 ft. (132.3 m) 34 floors


70 Colborne Street - 431 ft. (131.4 m) 39 floors

Pinnacle Tower I [Grand Park] - 426 ft. (129.9 m) 38 floors *Mississauga*

Cumberland Terrace Redevelopment II [Cumberland Terrace] - 411 ft. (125.3 m) 36 floors


27 Heath Street East I - 406 ft. (123.8 m) 37 floors




RECENTLY COMPLETED

1. Bay-Adelaide Centre West Tower [Bay-Adelaide Centre] - 715 ft. (218.0 m) 51 floors - 2009
Casaguy


2. MLSE North Tower [Maple Leaf Square] - 610 ft. (186.0 m) 54 floors
Darwin


3. RBC Centre [http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3467/3698904799_9ae572f21c.jpgSimcoe Place] - 600 ft. (182.9 m) 42 floors - 2009
Drum118


4. 1 King West - 578 ft. (176.2 m) 51 floors - 2005
Ellisdon.com


5. MLSE South Tower [Maple Leaf Square] - 571 ft. (174.1 m) 50 floors
Darwin


6. Success Tower [Pinnacle Centre] - 532 ft. (162.2 m) 53 floors
Drum118


7. Quantum 2 - 525 ft. (160.1 m) 52 floors - 2008
Mike in TO


8. West ONE Tower I [Cityplace] - 509 ft. (155.2 m) 49 floors - 2007


9. College Park Tower I [College Park] - 507 ft. (154.6 m) 51 floors - 2006
CSW2424


10. Harbour Views Estates Phase 2 [Cityplace] - 503 ft. (153.4 m) 49 floors - 2005


11. Spire - 492 ft. (150.0 m) 45 floors - 2007
AlvinofDiaspar


12. Murano South Tower [Murano] - 479 ft. (146.0 m) 45 floors - 2009
Threnody


13. One Park Tower - 466 ft. (142.1 m) 38 floors - 2008
Marcanadian


14. College Park Tower II [College Park] - 458 ft. (139.6 m) 46 floors - 2008
CSW2424


15. Pantages Tower [Pantages] - 458 ft. (139.6 m)46 floors - 2003
Archiguide.com


16. Casa Condominiums - 453 ft. (138.1 m) 46 floors - 2010
Gbarill


17. X The Condominium - 453 ft. (138.1 m) 45 floors
MikeinTO


18. Montage [Cityplace] - 449 ft. (136.9 m) 47 floors - 2009


19. The Met [Met Condominiums] - 431 ft. (131.4 m) 43 floors - 2007
CanadianNational


20. Empire Tower [New York Towers] - 427 ft. (130.2 m) 28 floors - 2005
Emporis.com


21. N [Cityplace] - 415 ft. (126.5 m) 42 floors - 2007


22. Luna Vista [Cityplace] - 413 ft. (125.9 m) 38 floors - 2009
MatrixElement


23. One Pinnacle Centre Toronto [Pinnacle Centre] - 407 ft. (124.1 m) 40 floors - 2006
Allanwindows.com


24. Harbour View Estates Phase 1 [Cityplace] - 402 ft. (122.6 m) 40 floors - 2005


25. Telus Tower - 400 ft. (121.9 m) 30 floors - 2009
MatrixElement



Don't even get me started on under 400 ft ;)
 

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Some absolutely fantastic projects there, and a seemingly very impressive pace of construction. Some of the towers there may leave a little to be desired in terms of architecture, but on the whole it looks good. This has been a long time coming for Toronto and it is much deserved :)
 

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Wow impressive!

While the rest of the world is being screwed over by banks, looks like Toronto hasn't suffered at all.
 

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Well done Toronto..good to see canadians are such intelligent people and not dominated by nimbys like we are.Congrats.
 

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Yes Toronto's high-rise construction is very impressive indeed. It is now far ahead of LA or any other contenders as the third best skyline in North America after New York and Chicago. Here's my own list of Toronto's 13 x current 200m+ projects:

01) 298m First Canadian Place (reclad only)
02) 282m Toronto Trump Tower
03) 272m Aura
04) 257m One Bloor
05) 234m Ice Condos East
06) 233m Harbour Plaza Residences East
07) 224m Harbour Plaza Residences West
08) 217m Bay Adelaide West
09) 214m Living Shangri-La
10) 213m Ritz-Carlton Toronto
11) 210m Four Seasons
12) 205m The L Tower
13) 202m Ice Condos West
 

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Down the road, this is the sort of residential development that is going to be built in London, perhaps more in E end London than elsewhere, though hubs such as Croydon will probably develop akin to Mississauga or Scarborough. These are not super expensive buildings to construct, and London needs more residential units very badly.
 

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Down the road, this is the sort of residential development that is going to be built in London, perhaps more in E end London than elsewhere, though hubs such as Croydon will probably develop akin to Mississauga or Scarborough. These are not super expensive buildings to construct, and London needs more residential units very badly.
Good idea!:cheers:
 

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Render courtesy of Traynor
Original courtesy of interchange42

 

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woah, if everything there gets built then they will sweep chicago away, at least in size rather than quality.
 

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woah, if everything there gets built then they will sweep chicago away, at least in size rather than quality.
Not in terms of numbers they won't. Go over to SSP, and bring up the diagrams for each city. You'll see that even after Toronto's current construction boom is fully completed, it'll still be miles short of Chicago's total of buildings over 150m, 200m, etc. However Toronto will be cemented as the third biggest skyline in North America.
 

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Architecturally I'm unsure about a lot of those, but the level of investment and commitment to high density living is very impressive. I really hope it's matched at ground level. Good luck to Toronto!
 

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Canada seems a model for the future.
I'm not sure about that. Canada may be flourishing currently, but there are big questions over how sustainable it is. Especially when looking at environmental issues supporting the high quality of life. Canada can simply not be adopted as a model for the rest of the world, it would never work with the global population being as high as it is.
 

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I'm not sure about that. Canada may be flourishing currently, but there are big questions over how sustainable it is. Especially when looking at environmental issues supporting the high quality of life. Canada can simply not be adopted as a model for the rest of the world, it would never work with the global population being as high as it is.
Point #1: I don't think he meant just economically. The Canadian Constitution/Charter of Rights & Freedoms has largely replaced the American as one which developing nations look to when writing their own. Canada's only drawback is a cold winter. It's got everything else going for it.

Point #2: Very little of Toronto or Vancouver's wealth/growth is based on resource wealth. Nationally, resources account for only 6.2% of Canadian GDP. Canada would still be very wealthy without oil, lumber, minerals, etc. (2011 per capita income in Canada was $50,436 vs. $38,592 in the UK) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)_per_capita

What's more accurate is that resources have provided a big buffer from economic problems in the United States and Europe.

Point #3: Canada's been flourishing for over a century so it's not some recent phenomenon. What's changed is that the country has reached a critical mass where it's now large enough to make an impact internationally.
 

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Not in terms of numbers they won't. Go over to SSP, and bring up the diagrams for each city. You'll see that even after Toronto's current construction boom is fully completed, it'll still be miles short of Chicago's total of buildings over 150m, 200m, etc. However Toronto will be cemented as the third biggest skyline in North America.
It won't be miles short of Chicago. If all of the proposals get built, Toronto will have closed the gap with Chicago completely in terms of 100m+ buildings with about 340 each. Toronto currently has about 100 fewer, but that's roughly how many are U/C, approved, or at the proposal stage.

Where Toronto will fall short is 300m+ buildings. Excluding the CN Tower, Chicago has 6 while Toronto has none.

 

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Point #1: I don't think he meant just economically. Canada's only drawback is a cold winter. It's got everything else going for it.

Point #2: Very little of Toronto or Vancouver's wealth/growth is based on resource wealth. Nationally, resources account for less than 10% of Canadian GDP. Canada would still be very wealthy without oil, lumber, minerals, etc. (2011 per capita income in Canada was $50,436 vs. $38,592 in the UK) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)_per_capita

What's more accurate is that resources have provided a big buffer from economic problems in the United States and Europe.

Point #3: Canada's been flourishing for over a century so it's not some recent phenomenon. What's changed is that the country has reached a critical mass where it's large enough to make an impact internationally.
Per capita is a pretty useless determination of wealth as far as the average person is concerned.

Anyway, I find it odd that Toronto is experiencing a boom while the economy of Ontario itself is pretty rubbish.
 

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Architecturally I'm unsure about a lot of those, but the level of investment and commitment to high density living is very impressive. I really hope it's matched at ground level. Good luck to Toronto!
I agree with you. The Canadian construction industry has long been a world beater when it comes to technology/standards/technique, but architecture has often been an after thought.

Toronto's an extremely pragmatic/conservative city due to its blue collar past, but that started to change around 1980. Old money started to flood in from Montreal as Toronto became the nation's alpha city. Attention to design, investment in cultural assets, and consideration for the public realm are continually getting better, but it's been a frustratingly long haul.

It's really only been during the present construction boom that huge strides have been made in terms of design/architecture. It's improving each passing year. They've even turned their attention to sidewalks. Our high end shopping strip, the Mink Mile, just got a make over. The crude concrete slab sidewalk that's standard in Toronto was replaced with granite. Planters were built and an irrigation system dug so that trees can flourish:


The Mink Mile


 

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Per capita is a pretty useless determination of wealth as far as the average person is concerned.

Anyway, I find it odd that Toronto is experiencing a boom while the economy of Ontario itself is pretty rubbish.
If you're interested in the economic well being of the average person, 'median household income (PPP)' is what one should look at. Canadian median household income (PPP) is higher than it is in the United States (or almost anywhere) so your point is moot.

Median Household Income (PPP)
Canada (2009) $54,510
United States (2010) $49,445

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Canada

Ontario's manufacturing industry has been severely battered, but the economy is hardly rubbish. Ontario is still the #1 auto producing jurisdiction in America; Michigan is 2nd. Ontario remains wealthy, it's just not the economic engine it used to be.

Incomes in northern Ontario are higher than they are in Toronto, while most southern Ontario cities have a standard of living comparable to Toronto. Toronto just appears wealthier because it's growing by 100,000 people/year.
 
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