Toronto’s building boom to vault city past Chicago in Skyscraper rankings

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

Toronto’s massive building boom is pushing the city beyond Chicago for second place in North America in the number of skyscrapers, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

The council reports that the city has 67 buildings at least 150 m. (492 ft. tall), but there are an additional 31 under construction and 59 proposed.

With these numbers, the city will leapfrog Chicago, with 126 skyscrapers, with 19 under construction and 59 proposed, CTBUH reports.

Bloomberg.com also reports that consulting firm Rider Levitt Bucknall Ltd. Says Toronto has the most tower cranes among 13 major cities it surveyed.

Here are the tallest Toronto towers, either proposed or under construction. (Source: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat)

  1. CC3 (Commerce Court) 350 m.
  2. Mirvish-Gehry – West Tower 329 m.
  3. The Hub (Oxford Properties) 312 m.
  4. One Yonge Street Tower 1 307 m.
  5. The One (under construction) 306 m
  6. 55 Lake Shore East Tower B 304 m.
  7. 55 Lake Shore East Tower C 304 m.
  8. Union Park 1 303 m.
  9. Mirvish+Gehry – East Tower 302 m.
  10. YSL residences (under construction) 299 m.

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