There are many awe-inspiring styles of architecture, but tall buildings remain one of the most impressive examples of architecture. 

Records are kept around the world for the tallest buildings. Many of Canada’s tallest buildings can be found in Toronto, while other facilities can find others in Montreal and Calgary.

Sky Tower

Sky Tower will be part of One Yonge’s residential condominiums and will house about 800 one-to-three-bedroom suites along with a 12-story hotel. It will be the tallest residential tower in Canada, with 95 floors atop a seven-story podium. 

When complete, the development is to have three towers: Sky Tower and two 22 and 35-story office buildings.

City: Toronto

Height: 312.5 m (1,025 ft); 95 floors

Completion Date: 2024

First Canadian Place

Since its completion completed in 1975, Canada’s tallest building as of June 2021 is First Canada Place. In addition to retail, restaurants, and services, First Canadian Place is also home to offices. It is connected via a system of underground pathways to public transportation and the nearby Exchange Tower, where the Toronto Stock Exchange is located. 

City: Toronto

Height: 298.1 m (978 ft) plus antenna for total 355 m (1,165 ft); 72 floors

Completed: 1975

Stantec Tower

Stantec Tower makes its debut on this list as the builder’s headquarters in its hometown, Alberta. The building was designed to be extra special. As the tallest building in Western Canada, it achieved that goal. Its unique features don’t end there. Stantec Tower is an iconic building that has won the 2020’s International Property Award for commercial high-rise architecture, the ENR Global Best Project Award, and the CEA Showcase Award of Excellence for Engineering.

As well as setting the standard for sustainability, the building was designed to be energy efficient. Flexible workspaces, reduced-water fixtures, and easy access to public transportation contribute to its efficiency.

City: Edmonton

Height: 250.8 m (823 ft); 66 floors

Completed: 2019

The One

A new 85-story residential tower under construction at 1 Bloor Street West features a hybrid exoskeleton. Metal trusses provide much of the building’s structural support while leaving the interiors wide open to let in the sunlight.

City: Toronto

Height: 308.6 m (1,012 ft); 85 floors

Completion Date: 2022

Scotia Plaza

In Toronto’s financial district, just next to St. Regis, the Scotia Tower is North America’s 46th tallest building. The Scotia Tower is part of Scotia Plaza, a business complex that houses 2 million square feet of office space.

City: Toronto

Height: 275 m (902 ft); 68 floors

Completed: 1988

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