Toronto has one of the most iconic skylines in the world. From the larger than life CN Tower to half-moon shaped Rogers Center, Toronto’s stunning skyline comes in all shapes and sizes. The history of Toronto’s iconic skyline began in the Financial District, with some of the tallest skyscrapers in Canada.
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With its roots dating back to 1931, the North Tower of Commerce Court played a crucial role in the development of the financial core of Toronto. Though, today it is overshadowed by many new high-rises in the city, Commerce Court’s North Tower was the tallest building during the British reign at 34-storeys until early 1960s. A heritage building, the North Tower truly laid the foundation of the financial district of Toronto.
First Canadian Place
Erected in 1975, First Canadian Place was initially named as First Bank Building. Its current name aligns with Canada’s first bank, the Bank of Montreal. It was designed by Bregman + Hamann Architect. Today, First Canadian Place stands high at 72-storeys and is the tallest skyscraper in Canada, the 15th tallest in North America and the 95th tallest in the world. The building is home to several shopping stores, eateries and hosts various art and culture events.
TD Canada Trust Tower
Standing tall at 53-storeys, the construction of TD Canada Trust Tower was completed in 1990. It was originally named the Canada Trust Tower and was designed by Bregman + Hamann Architects. It was later renamed after it was purchased by the Toronto-Dominion Bank.
Toronto-Dominion Centre was initially constructed in 1967. An additional tower was constructed in the year 1996. The center consists of a total of 6 towers spanning over 4 million square feet of area, housing more than 20,000 tenants, making it one of the most dynamic and largest business towers in Canada.
Scotia Plaza is not just one of the tallest skyscrapers in the city but also in Canada. This impressive 68-storey tall building boasts of 1,496 corner offices, 18,500 lights, 5,000 windows, 28,000 exterior tiles and 44 elevator cars. All are automatically powered by a light sensing computer. The Scotia Plaza complex comprises of over 2 million square feet of office space, a 130 feet atrium and 3 integrated towers.
Union Station is a major getaway to Toronto. It is the most important and busiest passenger transportation hub in the country, catering 250,000 people daily. Construction of Union Station began in 1914 during the First World War amidst a scarcity of resources. In 1975, it was designated a National Historic Site and is regarded among Canada’s finest examples of a classical beaux-arts-style railway station.