What Toronto’s skyline will look like in the near future

What Toronto’s skyline will look like in the near future

In partnership with the Martin Prosperity Institute, we bring you a semi-scientific glimpse into the future of Toronto. Here, the city’s most exciting upcoming skyscrapers

The One

Where: Yonge and Bloor
Who: Mizrahi Developments
How Tall: 80 storeys

The One will be among Canada’s tallest towers at a monstrous 998 feet, with some 400 spacious condo units perched on top of an eight-storey shopping mall.

The Selby

Where: Bloor and Sherbourne
Who: MOD Developments and Tricon
How Tall: 50 storeys

Built on top of the Gooderham mansion, the Selby will be a purpose-built luxury rental tower with plenty of family-sized units.

Wellesley on the Park

Where: Yonge and Wellesley
Who: Lanterra
How Tall: 60 storeys

Two-thirds of Lanterra’s development will be devoted to a park (much needed in the green-starved downtown), with a condo tower occupying the rest of the site.

33 Gerrard West

Where: Yonge and Gerrard
Who: Great Eagle Holdings
How Tall: 86 storeys

This new complex will feature three towers with some 2,000 residential units. Also on the docket: green roofs, retail space and a pedestrian streetscape connecting Elm to Gerrard.

8 Elm Street

Where: Yonge and Gerrard
Who: Pemberton Group
How Tall: 80 storeys

If this skinny new skyscraper gets through council, it will be one of the densest buildings in town, stacking nearly 500 units on a tiny parcel of land.

488 University

Where: University and Dundas
Who: Amexon
How Tall: 55 storeys

The city is encouraging more density on the relatively sparse Avenues. This project will add 37 condo storeys to an existing University Avenue office building.

Massey Tower

Where: Yonge and Shuter
Who: MOD Developments
How Tall: 60 storeys

A rippling condo tower will rise from the abandoned beaux-arts CIBC building across from the Eaton Centre, adding residential units to the retail-dominated strip.

Mirvish and Gehry

Where: King and John
Who: David Mirvish
How Tall: 92 storeys

The colossal collaboration between architect Frank Gehry and impresario David Mirvish will include 2,000 units, a gallery to house Mirvish’s art collection and a new campus for OCADU.

Union Centre

Where: York and Front
Who: Allied REIT
How Tall: 48 storeys

Billed as Toronto’s most connected tower, Union Centre will offer direct access to the porous new Union Station, the Path system and a revamped elevated walkway that connects to the UP Express station.

Daniels Waterfront

Where: Jarvis and Queens Quay East
Who: Daniels Corp.
How Tall: 48 storeys

Daniels’ ambitious plan for the East Bayfront is one of the first private waterfront developments to actually incorporate the waterfront: they’re building a splashy extension of Sugar Beach.

Bay Park Centre

Where: Bay and Front
Who: Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines
How Tall: 54 storeys

The $2-billion complex will offer three million square feet of office space, plus a GO bus terminal with an elevated park over the train tracks to connect the two towers.

The Well

Where: Front and Spadina
Who: RioCan
How Tall: 44 storeys

This mixed-use cornucopia will feature three million–plus square feet of office, retail and residential space spread over three hectares and seven towers. The plans include high-rises, mid-rises, townhouses and green space.

55 Lake Shore

Where: Yonge and Queens Quay East
Who: Menkes
How Tall: 85 storeys
Menkes recently bought five hectares of LCBO lands for $260 million. Site plans include an extension of Harbour Street to the east, four condo towers and a sprawling waterfront park.

One York Street

Where: York and Harbour
Who: Menkes
How Tall: 66 storeys

Menkes is densifying the South Core, the burgeoning neighbourhood just south of the Gardiner. The complex has a giant new office building and two LEED-certified condos with almost 1,500 units.

One Yonge

Where: Yonge and Queens Quay
Who: Pinnacle
How Tall: 95 storeys

The Toronto Star recently sold off most of its lands to Pinnacle, which is building five obscenely tall towers. It has proposed a new hotel, restaurants, a public square and 4,000 residential units.

10 York

Where: York and Harbour
Who: Tridel and Build Toronto
How Tall: 65 storeys

Build Toronto has teamed up with Tridel to transform a former police impound lot into a luxury waterfront condo with a juice bar, yoga studio and billiards room.

Created in partnership with the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

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