New study on Canada released by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
“Canada is reshaping its urban centres and tall buildings are playing a large role. Canada is at the forefront of discussions about density, transportation and urban sustainability,” explains Dr. Antony Wood, Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
The CTBUH has released a new report which demonstrates the rapid rise of tall buildings in Canada with 4 towers taller than 200m completed in 2012 compared to half this in the US.
Toronto is the highest achiever with 15 buildings taller than 150m under construction at present, 5 of which will be above 200m upon completion. All 5 of these will be residential towers. By the end of 2015, there are expected to be 74 towers taller than 150m across Canada up from 48 ten years previously.
First Canadian Place, the Bregman + Hamann Architects and Edward Durell Stone & Associates-designed tower in Toronto, remains Canada’s tallest building and has recently undergone a makeover, replacing the 298m-high building’s former marble exterior with glass panels.
The CTBUH reflects: “The development in Canada reflects a global shift in the fundamental role of tall buildings around the world. In 2001, 26 of 27 buildings taller than 150m in Canada were office or hotel buildings; today 17 of the 18 buildings taller than 150m are entirely or partially residential.”
Click here to read a full analysis of the CTBUH’s findings.