List of tallest buildings in Burnaby facts for kids
This list of tallest buildings in Burnaby refers to the tallest buildings in the City of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Burnaby is a city in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia located in Metro Vancouver. With an estimated population of 223,218 in 2011, it is British Columbia's third-most populous municipality. The city is in the midst of a massive construction boom which continues to drastically alter the city's skyline. As of 2020, Burnaby has 6 skyscrapers (over 150 metres) more than any other city within British Columbia.
Having developed as a suburb of Vancouver, Burnaby's growth is attributed to its proximity to that city. However, due to the price of doing business in Vancouver over the last several decades, Burnaby has developed a rather large corporate culture. Burnaby's extensive corporate employment opportunities differentiate it from most suburban bedroom communities.
Burnaby has an easily identifiable skyline with approximately 30 buildings over 100 m (328 ft) tall including under construction/proposed. The city has 4 separate skylines, of which Metrotown is by far the largest and is currently seeing the most development, the others are Highgate-Edmonds, Brentwood, and Lougheed. The tallest completed building is Altus at 187.8 m (including spire) tying it for 2nd tallest building in British Columbia.
Unlike neighbouring Vancouver, which limits building height to 200 meters in order to preserve sight-lines from the city out toward the Pacific Ranges, Burnaby does not limit building height, so long as the overall density of an area is within the city's limits.
Burnaby is currently in the midst of a building boom, with each of the four town centers seeing massive amounts of developments.
In Metrotown Town Center, the Station Square re-development adds 5 towers (the tallest at 52 floors). The proposed Concord Metrotown re-development will add 7 towers up to 65 floors tall. There are also numerous “twin tower” and single developments everywhere.
In Brentwood Town Center, The Amazing Brentwood completely transforms the Brentwood Shopping Mall with 11 new towers. Nearby, Appia Developments has 4 towers, named SOLO District, under construction. Concord Brentwood includes 11 more residential towers, and Gilmore Place by Onni is under construction, to add 7 more towers, the tallest of which is 214.8 Meters tall. Along with Metrotown, Brentwood also has numerous other towers under construction or proposed.
Lougheed Town Center is currently being re-developed into a new shopping mall, along with 20 residential towers. Nearby, SOCO is to bring 5 more towers to the center, and YMCA Burquitlam is planning an 8 tower development.
In Edmonds, King’s Crossing is a three tower development at the intersection between Kingsway and Edmonds. Southgate City is proposed to bring 20 residential towers to Edmonds.
This list ranks buildings in Burnaby 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.
(Solo District 2)
|187.8 m (616 ft)||49||2017||Tallest building in Burnaby and tied with the Trump International Hotel and Tower for the second tallest building in British Columbia.|
|2=||Brentwood One||186.2 m (611 ft)||56||2019||Topped out.|
|2=||Brentwood Two||186.2 m (611 ft)||56||2019||Topped out.|
|4||4670 Assembly Way
(Station Square III)
|163 m (535 ft)||48||2018|
|5||Sovereign||155.9 m (511 ft)||45||2014||Tallest building in Burnaby from 2014 to 2017.|
|6||Gold House North||152.4 m (500 ft)||41||2019||Topped out. The building is located south of Metrotown Mall.|
(Solo District 1)
|149.1 m (489 ft)||45||2016|
|8||Metroplace||141.1 m (463 ft)||46||2014||Total redevelopment of the city south of Metrotown Mall.|
|9||6890 Station Street
(Station Square V)
|138 m (453 ft)||38||2017|
|10||The Park Metrotown||133 m (436 ft)||39||2017||One of the buildings east of Bonsor Recreation Center.|
|11||The Met 2||132.6 m (435 ft)||38||2017||One of The Met twin towers.|
|12||Silver||127 m (417 ft)||38||2015||Part of the ongoing redevelopment of the area south of Metrotown Mall.|
|13||The Met||117.8 m (386 ft)||34||2015||One of The Met twin towers.|
|14||Metrotower II||111 m (364 ft)||30||1991||Tallest building in Burnaby from 1991 to 2014.|
|15||Chancellor||110 m (360 ft)||37||2013|
|16||Metrotower III||109 m (358 ft)||27||2014|
|17||Centrepointe||108.6 m (356 ft)||32||2008|
|18||Station Square I||108 m (354 ft)||35||2015|
|19||Metrotower I||104 m (341 ft)||28||1989||Tallest building in Burnaby from 1989 to 1991. First skyscraper in Burnaby to exceed 100 m (328 ft) in height.|
|20||Reflections||100 m (330 ft)||33||2012|
These lists display the projects of 100 m (328 ft) tall and over that are under construction, approved, on-hold and proposed in the city of Burnaby.
|Two Gilmore Place||215.8 m (708 ft)||64||2024||When completed, Two Gilmore Place will become the tallest building in British Columbia, as well as the first in the province to exceed 200 metres in height.|
|Brentwood Three||182 m (597 ft)||55||2020|
|Station Square III||175 m (574 ft)||57||2019||West of Metrotown Mall.|
|Sun Towers Metrotown I||130.6 m (428 ft)||41||2021|
|Station Square II||108 m (354 ft)||35||2018||West of Metrotown Mall.|
|9858-9898 Gatineau Place||250 m (820 ft)||82||2019||If built, would be the tallest building west of Toronto. Official height is AT LEAST 250 meters tall.|
|Concord Metrotown Two||219.5 m (720 ft)||65||?|
|Station Square IV||160 m (520 ft)||52||2020|
|Solo District IV||122 m (400 ft)||39||2016|
|Wilson Avenue||102 m (335 ft)||30||2017|
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