These are the 10 tallest buildings in Toronto right now

Feb 22 2021, 11:22 am

Toronto has been going up in height over the years, with new towers seeming to pop up constantly, so that begs the question: what exactly are the tallest buildings in Toronto right now?

Of course, the CN Tower is the tallest structure in the city, but because it’s not technically a high-rise building due to its lack of sequential floors, it’s not included in the list.

There are quite a few planned and under-construction buildings right now that are set to surpass some, or even all, of buildings on this list, but for now, here are the 10 tallest buildings in Toronto.

1. First Canadian Place

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100 King Street West

Height: 298m

Storeys: 72

Located in Toronto’s financial district, First Canadian place has been Toronto’s tallest building and Canada’s tallest business landmark since 1975.

2. The St. Regis Toronto

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325 Bay Street

Height: 277m

Storeys: 58

Opened in 2012, this Bay Street tower has both hotel rooms and condos. When it first opened, the building was called the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto, but it underwent a name change in 2017 after public pressure to drop the affiliation with the US President.

3. Scotia Plaza

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40 King Street West

Height: 275m

Storeys: 68

This tower, which houses 68 floors of office space and 40 different retail stores, used an innovative design to incorporate the historical Beaux-Arts Bank of Nova Scotia Building into its base.

4. Aura

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384 Yonge Street

Height: 272m

Storeys: 78

Part of the Residences of College Park, Aura is currently the tallest residential building in Canada, with a whopping 995 units.

5. TD Canada Trust Tower

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161 Bay Street

Height: 261m

Storeys: 51

Part of Brookfield Place, the TD tower is known for its interesting tiered design and the iconic TD spire that sits on top.

6. One Bloor

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1 Bloor Street East

Height: 257m

Storeys: 76

After several failed attempts by different developers to build a residential building at this address, the mixed-use skyscraper that now stands at 1 Bloor Street East was finally completed in 2015.

7. Commerce Court West

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199 Bay Street

Height: 239m

Storeys: 57

The Commerce Court West tower had a good run as Canada’s tallest building after its completion in 1972, until 1975 when it was beat out by First Canadian Place.

8. Harbour Plaza Residences East

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88-100 Harbour Street

Height: 237m

Storeys: 67

The east tower of the two-tower residential development in Toronto’s Harbour Front neighbourhood beats out the west tower by just a few floors, earning it a slightly higher spot on the list.

9. ICE II

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14 York Street

Height: 234m

Storeys: 67

This side of the two-tower residential high-rise ICE development sits 10 storeys higher than its counterpart and is within walking distance to some of the city’s biggest attractions like the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, and the waterfront.

10. Eau du Soleil

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2183 Lake Shore Boulevard West

Height: 228m

Storeys: 66

In a tie for tenth place, the Eau du Soleil in Etobicoke has 66 storeys of condos in an interestingly designed building with a sloping base.

10. Harbour Plaza Residences West

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88-100 Harbour Street

Height: 228m

Storeys: 63

The west tower of the Harbour Plaza Residences, coming in just nine metres shorter than its sister tower, ties for last place with its 228m in height and 63 storeys.

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