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400 foot List

Hey, right now Toronto has 40 proposals of structures over 500 feet/152 meters...(14 of those over 650 feet/200 meters)
In these crazy times......., any prediction of which ones dont ever get off the ground.

I will just add a mad:mad:icon to those............i will also add a smiley:) on the ones that i think are 50/50 of getting built, and nothing on the ones that have every potential to get built


• Holt Renfrew Tower 83s proposed:)

• Ten York 75s proposed

• 45 Bay Street 47s proposed:mad:

• 90 Harbour Residential West 70s proposed

• 90 Harbour Residential East 70s proposed

• 50 Cumberland I 69s proposed

• 43 Simcoe 54s proposed:mad:

• 156 Front 65s proposed:)

• Eau de Soleil 1 64s proposed

• Massey Tower 60s proposed

• 460 Yonge 60s proposed:)

• E Condos South 64s proposed :)

• 88 Scott 58s proposed

• 100 Adelaide West 44s proposed:)

• Bay-Adelaide East 45s proposed

• 501 Yonge South 58s proposed:)

• 501 Yonge North 58s proposed:)

• 880 Bay Street 44s proposed:mad:

• First Parliament Tower 1 57s proposed:mad:

• 50 Cumberland 2 55s proposed

• Casa 2 57s proposed

• 480 University 55s proposed:mad:

• INDX Condominiums 54s proposed

• Lagos at the Waterfront 49s proposed

• Bloor & Parliament Tower 1 56s proposed:)

• Waterways I 50s proposed

• Karma 50s proposed

• Cumberland Terrace Re-development I 45s proposed:)

• 44 Eglinton West 48s proposed:mad:

• Bloor & Parliament Tower-3 53s proposed:)

• 592 Sherbourne 48s proposed

• 200 Dundas East I 48s proposed:)

• Noir Condominiums 49s proposed

• 16 York 31s proposed

• 308 Jarvis 50s proposed:mad:

• King Blue Hotel & Condominiums 1 48s proposed

• 43 Gerrard West 50s proposed

• 333 King West 47s proposed:)

• 15 Mercer Street 49s proposed:mad:

• Chaz on Charles 47s proposed
 
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lol. It seems like Toronto proposals have gotten a bit taller since this thread started.

That's what I thought!

This may not be entirely relevant to this thread but I can't find similar topics anywhere else on the forum:

I'm sad to see a lot of these tall buildings being built (or are proposed to be built) right next to other equally tall buildings, meaning the views of at least one entire side of each of these buildings are going to be someone else's unit or just a wall. Not to mention a bunch of other problems such as blocked sunlight, shadows cast onto surround streets, etc. Do Urban Planners of the City take this into consideration? Has anyone thought about staggering the heights of adjacent buildings? Is there any forum/committee/organization where citizens can collectively have their opinions heard and actually be able to make a difference?
 
Interesting note... Right now (according to Wikipedia) there are 71 completed buildings over 400 feet in Toronto.
And the U/C list of buildings over 400 feet in Toronto on Wikipedia has 23 buildings (the list includes Aura, L Tower, Hullmark, One Bloor, Ice 1&2, etc). Which means we will have 94 building over 400 feet built in the next 2-3 years. But the U/C list on Wikipedia is incomplete and is missing some projects. The list is missing the following buildings that are U/C or are about to be U/C that I have noticed:

-RBC Waterpark Place (460 ft)
-Pinnacle of Adelaide (444 ft)
-Peter Street Condos (427 ft)
-100 Adelaide West (??? ft)
-Studio2 on Richmond (430 ft)
-Chaz (479 ft)
-Bisha (466 ft)
-Habour Plaza 1&2, 1 York (764 ft + 734 ft + 576 ft) (Are all 3 buildings here about to start construction? Or just the condos? Or just the office tower)?
-Pace Condo (487 ft)
-Bremner Office Tower (442 ft)
-Charlie (403 ft)
-Quartz at Cityplace (not sure of exact height, but its 41 stories)
-Nautillus (456 ft)
-Picasso (406 ft)
-Tableau (410 ft)

Which means within 4 years or so, we will have 111 (71 built + 23 U/C + another 17 U/C in my list above) buildings over 400 feet built in Toronto.
Of course my list up there may be incomplete as well, and might be missing some projects. Also the heights I have there can be corrected if needed. It would be great if someone could help by adding in projects that I may have forgot, or making other corrections (heights, whats under construction etc).

Furthermore, this list doesn't even include:
-proposals such as super-tall and near-supertall projects like the Oxford Place, 1 Yonge, 45 Bay, The 3 Mirvish Towers on King West etc.
-other tall projects (Massey, 88 Scott, Eau du Soliel etc) which are only proposals or may be approved but don't have shovels in the ground as of today.
-Mississauga projects.
-smaller infill projects.

These numbers alone are fascinating for the city. Going from 71 buildings over 400 feet as of today, to potentially at least 111 buildings over 400 feet in about 4 years or so is extremely impressive.

Again, please correct my numbers or anything else that needs to be corrected. I would sure appreciate it. Thanks! :)
 
According to SSP, there are 72 completed buildings 400 feet or higher in Toronto, 39 under construction, and 85 proposed (in addition to 1 stale proposal, Brookfield Place III). This suggests that when all the under construction buildings are done, there will be 111 completed buildings, the same as in your list.
 
According to SSP, there are 72 completed buildings 400 feet or higher in Toronto, 39 under construction, and 85 proposed (in addition to 1 stale proposal, Brookfield Place III). This suggests that when all the under construction buildings are done, there will be 111 completed buildings, the same as in your list.

Amazing. If those 400 footers were actually 500+ feet...We would then have more 500 footers than Chicago (they have about 108 right now).
 
Amazing. If those 400 footers were actually 500+ feet...We would then have more 500 footers than Chicago (they have about 108 right now).

interesting how Toronto is beating Chicago in the 650+ ft department (by 5-7 buildings, depending if the Icon or 100 Adelaide West are over 650ft), and is only 4 behind in the 600+ ft area, but yet is so far behind in the shorter heights like 400ft.
 
interesting how Toronto is beating Chicago in the 650+ ft department (by 5-7 buildings, depending if the Icon or 100 Adelaide West are over 650ft), and is only 4 behind in the 600+ ft area, but yet is so far behind in the shorter heights like 400ft.
I agree. And we all know Chicago had a head start when constructing their buildings, but now T.O. is slowly closing the gap.
 
Stunning what has been proposed here for Toronto in 2012-2013

Top 25 proposals by height.... from SSP

• Oxford Place West Office/Residential Tower ?s
• Oxford Place East Office/Residential Tower ?s
• Pinnacle One Yonge 1 98s
• Theatre Block - Centre Tower 86s
• Theatre Block - West Tower 84s
• Pinnacle One Yonge 2 92s
• Holt Renfrew Tower 80s
• Theatre Block - East Tower 82s
• Oxford Place West Hotel Tower ?s
• 45 Bay Street 47s
• 37 Yorkville Tower A 69s
• 43 Simcoe 54s
• Harbour Plaza Residences West 66s
• Eau de Soleil 1 66s
• Ten York 68s
• Harbour Plaza Residences East 62s
• 156 Front 65s
• Pinnacle One Yonge 4 70s
• Pinnacle One Yonge 3 70s
• Massey Tower 60s
• 460 Yonge 60s
• 88 Scott 58s
• E Condos South 64s
• 100 Adelaide West 44s
• 480 University 55s

Most of these well over 200 meters - 650 feet:cool:
 
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So many developments!

Does anyone maintain a graveyard of defunct and stale proposals? Sapphire Tower and the old Bay Adelaide Centre are probably the most well known, but there must be hundreds of developments that have failed to materialize over the last couple decades?

edit..

I answered my own question: http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?searchID=58265669
 
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Why 400 feet?

What is the significance of 400 feet? Is it a zoning height restriction? A convenient comparitive measure?

Just curious, Thanks
 

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