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

n 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

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

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

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 Gerard West

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Street

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.