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Toronto Top 20 Under Construction List

Question: is the Adelaide & John 42-floor development currently under way or not? We are currently seeing archaeological excavation of the old basements/foundations on the site, similar to what happened at the Shagri-La -- but does this constitute 'construction' excavation?

If it does, this building would make the list.

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Given that 33 Bay (Success 2) is currently having its crane reinstalled, I am moving it onto this list.

JANUARY 13 2010

1 925 feet 60 floors Trump International Hotel & Tower Rising
2 797 feet 75 floors Aura Sinking #
3 702 feet 65 floors Shangri-La Hotel & Residences Rising
4 688 feet 52 floors Ritz-Carlton Rising
5 669 feet 52 floors Four Seasons Hotel & Residences, west tower Rising
6 610 feet 54 floors Maple Leaf Square, north tower Topped Out
7 571 feet 50 floors Maple Leaf Square, south tower Topped Out
8 548 feet 56 floors Absolute World, south tower Rising *
9 525 feet 48 floors Uptown Residences Rising
10 515 feet 48 floors Burano Rising **
11 514 feet 42 floors Festival Tower Rising
12 498 feet 44 floors Star Tower Sinking
13 495 feet 50 floors Absolute World, north tower Rising *
14 463 feet 43 floors 33 Bay (Success 2) Rising ##
15 453 feet 46 floors Casa Condominio Residenza Topped Out
15 453 feet 46 floors X Condominiums Topped Out ***
17 446 feet 40 floors Clear Spirit Sinking
18 427 feet 39 floors Nautilus Rising
19 424 feet 36 floors Crystal Blu Condominiums Rising
20 417 feet 40 floors Solaris East Rising
20 417 feet 40 floors Solaris West Rising

* Mississauga
** Has applied for an additional 2 floors
*** Is X really the exact same height as Casa?
# May apply for up to 10 additional floors
## Increased from 41 to 43 floors. Additional height estimated at 20 feet
 
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Does anybody have an opinion if 295 Adelaide West (see post #16 on this thread) has started or not? I need to establish some general guidelines on when exactly a given project qualifies to be on this list. I personally am inclined to say 'no' in this case, but am willing to be convinced otherwise.
 
You could call it site prep ('scraping'?). That way it would cover things like 1BE, which started without ever actually having started.
 
When I walked by this morning they had levelled out all the dirt and filled in the old foundations. Doesnt look like its starting just yet.
 
IBE was exactly why I am reluctant to include 295 Adelaide West. Granted, projects can be halted at any point in the construction process (see Success 2 and the earlier Bay-Adelaide 'stump'), but it surely must be easier to delay the start of excavation than it is to actually halt construction once it is under way.

On another note, I read the following in this post by caltrane74 at SSP:

L Tower is a bit more difficult to place because even though its technically under construction its work is being done inside the Hummingbird center with some demowork on the exterior but no shoring and excavating as this will be built over the existing building, so our system of not marking constructing till the shoring rigs appear may not work in this case...

So based on this I am going to include the L Tower on the list (unless given a reason not to currently include it -- this is another difficult case).
 
JANUARY 13 2010

1 925 feet 282m 60 floors Trump International Hotel & Tower Rising
2 827 feet 252m 75 floors Aura Sinking #
3 702 feet 214m 65 floors Shangri-La Hotel & Residences Rising
4 688 feet 210m 52 floors Ritz-Carlton Rising
5 673 feet 205m 58 floors L Tower Pre-Rising ##
6 669 feet 204m 52 floors Four Seasons Hotel & Residences, west tower Rising
7 610 feet 186m 54 floors Maple Leaf Square, north tower Topped Out
8 571 feet 174m 50 floors Maple Leaf Square, south tower Topped Out
9 548 feet 167m 56 floors Absolute World, south tower Rising *
10 525 feet 160m 48 floors Uptown Residences Rising
11 515 feet 157m 48 floors Burano Rising **
12 514 feet 157m 42 floors Festival Tower Rising
13 498 feet 152m 44 floors Star Tower Sinking
14 495 feet 151m 50 floors Absolute World, north tower Rising *
15 463 feet 141m 43 floors 33 Bay (Success 2) Rising ###
16 453 feet 138m 46 floors Casa Condominio Residenza Topped Out
16 453 feet 138m 46 floors X Condominiums Topped Out ***
18 446 feet 136m 40 floors Clear Spirit Sinking
19 427 feet 130m 39 floors Nautilus Rising
20 424 feet 129m 36 floors Crystal Blu Condominiums Rising

* Mississauga
** Has applied for an additional 2 floors
*** Is X really the exact same height as Casa?
# May apply for up to 10 additional floors
## Construction work currently inside Sony Centre
### Increased from 41 to 43 floors. Additional height estimated at 20 feet
 
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Hello,

Like the list - just wondering if the intent is that it be updated on a periodic basis, whether it could be pinned it to the top of the page, like the 400 list.

Thanks

Andrew
 
This is mentioned in numerous places on the Aura thread. This post is one. THere is also at least one transcript of a newspaper story somewhere in the thread.

On a related note, I had missed the official height increase to 252m. I will change the information on the list to match.
 
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JANUARY 13 2010

1 925 feet 282m 60 floors Trump International Hotel & Tower Rising
2 827 feet 252m 75 floors Aura Sinking #
3 702 feet 214m 65 floors Shangri-La Hotel & Residences Rising
4 688 feet 210m 52 floors Ritz-Carlton Rising
5 673 feet 205m 58 floors L Tower Pre-Rising ##
6 669 feet 204m 52 floors Four Seasons Hotel & Residences, west tower Rising
7 610 feet 186m 54 floors Maple Leaf Square, north tower Topped Out
8 571 feet 174m 50 floors Maple Leaf Square, south tower Topped Out
9 548 feet 167m 56 floors Absolute World, south tower Rising *
10 525 feet 160m 48 floors Uptown Residences Rising
11 515 feet 157m 48 floors Burano Rising **
12 514 feet 157m 42 floors Festival Tower Rising
13 498 feet 152m 44 floors Star Tower Sinking
14 495 feet 151m 50 floors Absolute World, north tower Rising *
15 463 feet 141m 43 floors 33 Bay (Success 2) Rising ###
16 453 feet 138m 46 floors Casa Condominio Residenza Topped Out
16 453 feet 138m 46 floors X Condominiums Topped Out ***
18 446 feet 136m 40 floors Clear Spirit Sinking
19 427 feet 130m 39 floors Nautilus Rising
20 424 feet 129m 36 floors Crystal Blu Condominiums Rising

* Mississauga
** Has applied for an additional 2 floors
*** Is X really the exact same height as Casa?
# May apply for up to 10 additional floors
## Construction work currently inside Sony Centre
### Increased from 41 to 43 floors. Additional height estimated at 20 feet

Hi,
Thanks for making/updating this list, it really puts things in perspective.

I remember reading somewhere (probably a post by caltrane74, so he should know this) that the Absolute World towers are actually taller, like 178m & 160m?
 
Have added Ice I and II, since several hole-diggers are at work on site. In any case, full-scale excavation is only days away. Also re-listed 33 Bay at 50 floors.

APRIL 27 2010

1 925 feet 282m 60 floors Trump International Hotel & Tower Rising
2 827 feet 252m 75 floors Aura Sinking
3 728 feet 222m 65 floors Ice II Sinking
4 702 feet 214m 65 floors Shangri-La Hotel & Residences Rising
5 688 feet 210m 52 floors Ritz-Carlton Topped Out
6 673 feet 205m 58 floors L Tower Sinking
7 669 feet 204m 52 floors Four Seasons Hotel & Residences, west tower Rising
8 630 feet 192m 55 floors Ice I Sinking
8 610 feet 186m 54 floors Maple Leaf Square, north tower Topped Out
10 571 feet 174m 50 floors Maple Leaf Square, south tower Topped Out
11 548 feet 167m 56 floors Absolute World, south tower Rising *
12 535 feet 163m 50 floors Burano Rising **
13 533 feet 162m 50 floors 33 Bay (Success 2) Rising ***
14 525 feet 160m 48 floors Uptown Residences Rising
15 514 feet 157m 42 floors Festival Tower Rising
16 498 feet 152m 44 floors Star Tower Rising
17 495 feet 151m 50 floors Absolute World, north tower Rising *
18 453 feet 138m 46 floors X Condominiums Topped Out
19 446 feet 136m 40 floors Clear Spirit Rising
20 427 feet 130m 39 floors Nautilus Rising

* Mississauga
** Increased from 48 to 50 floors. Additional height estimated at 20 feet
*** Increased from 41 to 50 floors. Additional height estimated at 90 feet
 
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