List of tallest buildings in Edmonton

This is a list of the tallest buildings in Edmonton, the capital city of the province of Alberta in Canada.

Edmonton has twenty-three buildings taller than 100 metres (330 ft). The tallest is the Stantec Tower, the tallest Canadian building outside Toronto, which surpassed the previous record holder, JW Marriott Edmonton Ice District & Residences, on 23 May 2018.[1][2] Until late 2013, the presence of aircraft taking off and landing at the Edmonton City Centre Airport restricted any building from reaching an elevation higher than 815.34 metres (2,675.0 ft) above mean sea level, about 150 metres (490 ft) above downtown.[3][4]

Edmonton's first true skyscraper, and the tallest building in Western Canada for five years, was the CN Tower, built in 1966. A building boom did not really begin until the oil shocks of 1973 and 1979, which prompted construction of many of the city's current tall buildings (17 of the top 20, as of 2019). Highrise construction was virtually non-existent between the mid-1980s and the early 2000s due to low oil prices, upon which Edmonton's economy depends.

The rapid oil price increases of 2003-2008 had created a new boom in Alberta and prompted new construction again. Due to the time lag between the beginning of the boom and when buildings are completed, the next wave of new highrise buildings really began construction in 2006 or 2007 and many were not completed until after the 2008 financial crisis had caused a drop in oil prices. By 2008, the city was experiencing something of a building boom, with 780,000 square feet (72,000 m2) of office space under construction and vacancy rates still falling.[5]

As of late 2019, Edmonton had 281 completed high-rise buildings, with 8 more under construction and another 40 approved for construction or proposed. [6][7]

Tallest buildings

This list ranks buildings in Edmonton that stand at least 100 metres (328 ft) tall, based on CTBUH height measurement standards. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

RankBuildingImageHeightFloorsCompletedCoordinates
1 Stantec Tower250.9 m (823.2 ft)66201953°32′42″N 113°29′46″W
2 JW Marriott Edmonton Ice District & Residences[8][2]192.15 m (630.4 ft)56[2]201853°32′44.7″N 113°29′45.9″W
3 Epcor Tower[9][10]149.4 m (490 ft)28201153°32′50.9″N 113°29′34.4″W
4 Manulife Place146.4 m (480 ft)36198353°32′33.6″N 113°29′39.8″W
5 Encore Tower137.7 m (452 ft)43201953°32′34″N 113°29′53″W
6 TELUS House134.4 m (441 ft)33197153°32′24.3″N 113°29′29.1″W
7 Bell Tower129.9 m (426 ft)31198253°32′41.9″N 113°29′39.5″W
8 Edmonton Tower129.84 m (426.0 ft)[11]29[11][12]2016[11]53°32′44.5″N 113°29′40.7″W
9 Commerce Place124.97 m (410.0 ft)[13]30199053°32′31.1″N 113°29′42.4″W
10 Edmonton House121.1 m (397 ft)45197153°32′18.4″N 113°29′42.2″W
11 The Pearl121 m (397 ft)36201453°32′26.3″N 113°31′43.2″W
12 Canadian Western Bank Place120.6 m (396 ft)30198053°32′26.1″N 113°29′52.8″W
13 MNP Tower117.6 m (386 ft)27197853°32′42.6″N 113°29′34.5″W
14 TD Tower116.7 m (383 ft)27197653°32′36.6″N 113°29′34.9″W
15 Scotia Place 1113.2 m (371 ft)28198253°32′29.7″N 113°29′33.4″W
16 Icon II112.3 m (368 ft)35201053°32′29.7″N 113°29′33.4″W
17 CN Tower110.9 m (364 ft)26196653°32′49.0″N 113°29′29.0″W
18 Enbridge Centre[14]110.6 m (363 ft)25201653°32′32.7″N 113°29′34.9″W
19 Ultima107.9 m (354 ft)[15]32[15][16]2016[15]53°32′38.4″N 113°29′52.3″W
20 Sun Life Place107.7 m (353 ft)25197853°32′31.9″N 113°29′16.5″W
21 Fox Two107.3 m (352 ft)[17]33[17]2017[17][18]53°32′35.9″N 113°29′59.1″W
22 Hendrix103.6 m (340 ft)29201653°32′6.8″N 113°30′41.9″W
23 Oxford Tower102.9 m (338 ft)23197453°32′38.7″N 113°29′33.1″W

Projects

Current tower projects over 100 m
Name Height Floors Tentative completion Status Coordinates
Alldritt Tower[19] 280.0 m (919 ft)[19]/
285.99 m (938 ft)[20]
80[19] Approved[21] 53°32′34″N 113°28′59″W
The Clancey 103 m (338 ft) 28 Approved[22]
CNIB Tower 121.0 m (397 ft)[23] 36[23] Approved[23] 53°32′29″N 113°31′45″W
Emerald Tower 153.6 m (504 ft) 45 2021 Approved 53°32′29″N 113°31′1″W
Falcon Tower 1[24] 140.0 m (459.3 ft) 49 Approved[25] 53°32′19″N 113°30′5″W
Falcon Tower 2[26] 170.0 m (557.7 ft) 64 Approved[27] 53°32′19″N 113°30′5″W
Ice District Tower B 141.0 m (463 ft)[28][29][30] 47[28][31][32] 2022[28][33] On hold[28][33] 53°32′45″N 113°29′52″W
Mackenzie Tower[34] 115 m (377 ft) 34 Proposed[35]
Massey Harris Ferguson Tower 1 140.0 m (459 ft) 45 Approved[36] 53°32′42″N 113°30′12″W
Massey Harris Ferguson Tower 2 135.0 m (443 ft) 42 Approved[36] 53°32′44″N 113°30′12″W
Massey Harris Ferguson Tower 3 150.0 m (492 ft) 48 Approved[36] 53°32′45″N 113°30′12″W
102nd Street Centre 161 m (528 ft)[37] 32 Proposed 53°32′32″N 113°29′46″W
The Shift Tower 1[38] 113.08 m (371 ft) 38 Proposed
The Shift Tower 2[39] 106.68 m (350 ft) 35 Proposed
9955 Jasper 184 m (604 ft) 58 Approved[40]

Table entries with dashes (—) indicate that information regarding building height (other than statements of "will be over 100 m" or "will be over 25 floors") or date of completion has not yet been released. Sources disagree on the name of some buildings, which may change before officially opening. Even if not indicated, heights may be estimated, and may change during construction.

Timeline of tallest buildings

Name Years as tallest Height
m (ft)
Floors Image Coordinates
Tegler Building[41][42] 1911–1913 24 m (79 ft) 8 53°32′34.4″N 113°29′35.9″W
Alberta Legislature Building 1913–1965 57 m (187 ft) 5 53°32′1.3″N 113°30′23.8″W
Garneau Towers 1965–1966 58.42 m (191.7 ft) 20 53°31′17.3″N 113°31′6.5″W
CN Tower 1966–1971 110.92 m (363.9 ft) 26 53°32′49.0″N 113°29′29.0″W
TELUS House (originally AGT Tower) 1971–1983 134.4 m (441 ft) 33 53°32′24.3″N 113°29′29.1″W
Manulife Place 1983–2011 146.36 m (480.2 ft) 36 53°32′33.6″N 113°29′39.8″W
Epcor Tower 2011–2017 149.35 m (490.0 ft) 28 53°32′50.9″N 113°29′34.4″W
JW Marriott Edmonton Ice District & Residences 2017–2018 192.15 m (630.4 ft) 56 53°32′44.7″N 113°29′45.9″W
Stantec Tower 2018–present 250.9 m (823 ft) 66 53°32′42″N 113°29′46″W

See also

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