Toronto is currently in the middle of a record building boom. In the last decade or so, the skyline has expanded rapidly as large numbers of condominium and office buildings have been constructed throughout the downtown core. This boom shows no signs of stopping, and today what will be some of the tallest buildings in the city are under construction. Last month we listed the Top Ten Buildings Proposed for Toronto, but today we present a list of the 10 tallest buildings currently being built in the city.
The shortest of the top ten developments on our list, E Condos is still tall. While the other 9 buildings on the list are located within the downtown, E condos is currently under construction by Bazis further north, at Yonge and Eglinton. Set to hit 194 metres and 58 floors, the condominium tower will change the face of the intersection and future Midtown transit hub. The first of a bunch of extremely tall buildings proposed for the area, The Rosario Varacalli designed development will have a distinctive amenity level roughly 2/5ths of the way up the tower, with a unique pool with a view over the street below.
E Condos will be the tallest building in the Yonge and Eglinton area, image courtesy of Bazis
The second building in the 3 tower Bay Adelaide complex, Bay Adelaide East, will rise 44 floors and 196 metres. The Bay Adelaide development has an up-and-down history, dating back to 1991 when a large office building was stopped in its tracks with its elevator core 6 floors up. The concrete shell remained for 15 years before being demolished in 2005 for its replacement, the first phase of the Bay Adelaide centre we know today. It's been all on-the-up since then and the building under construction today, designed KPMB Architects, has topped off. The Brookfield Multiplex building will reach completion to house its primary tenant, Deloitte, by the end of the year.
Bay Adelaide East will bring Deloitte to Yonge Street, image courtesy of Brookfield
This Canderel development just north of College and Yonge will rise 198 metres. Designed by Graziani + Corazza Architects and containing 63 floors, the development will bring some additional height to an area that is currently dominated by Aura, Canada's tallest residential building. Shoring is currently underway on the development, which means we have a long way to go before we see completion in 2019.
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