By now, most of you probably know that I’m a self-confessed numbers geek. Yes, it’s true numbers make me dance, but so do lists, especially the geeky fact-based ones. Staying true to this mild obsession, I’ve compiled a list of 12 geeky facts about Toronto skyscrapers for your quick reading pleasure!
Geeky Fact: #1 “Toronto is building more skyscrapers than any other city in the Western world and has more tall buildings under construction than any other North American city.”
Geeky Fact: #2 “Recent data from the international Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) shows 25 buildings taller than 100 metres are under construction and scheduled for completion in the next three years, mostly in the downtown core.”
Geeky Fact: #3 By 2016, the number of skyscrapers in Toronto will have increased by 40 per cent.
Geeky Fact: #4 “There are currently 63 skyscrapers in Toronto, according to CTBUH’s figures. That is a 65 per cent rise in the number of skyscrapers over six years, with more than 25 per cent of the current 63 skyscrapers completed since 2010.”
Geeky Fact: #5 “Toronto has the third most skyscrapers in North America and seventh in the world.”
Geeky Fact: #6 “There are 157 completed skyscrapers for Toronto and 112 more are in the construction and planning phases.”
Geeky Fact: # 7 Toronto has six times more tall buildings under construction than Vancouver and 10 times more than Calgary.
Geeky Fact: #8 “23 of the 25 tallest buildings to be completed in Toronto by 2016 are being built for residential use, of which, five will be taller than 200 metres.”
Geeky Fact: #9 “Aura at College Park, scheduled for completion in 2014, will be the fourth tallest building in Toronto and at 272 metres, will become the tallest primarily residential building in North America.”
Geeky Fact: #10 “There were 173 high-rise buildings under construction in the City of Toronto on May 1, 2013, which is lower than it was a year ago (185 buildings), but higher than the 167 buildings reported on March 25, 2013.”
Geeky Fact: #11 “New York City has more 50+ storey buildings under construction than Toronto; however, Toronto has more buildings under 50 stories.”
Geeky Fact: #12 “Multiplying each building by its number of floors, gives us the total number of floors under construction. By this measure Toronto (4,012 floors) has almost twice as much construction as New York City (2,170 floors).”