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This is a list of the tallest one hundred structures in Canada, measured from the base to the tallest point. Which may be the roof top, antenna, spire, mast or as in the case with smokestacks and bridges, the highest structural point.

This list includes buildings, towers, transmission towers, chimneys, bridges and oil platforms.

There is a separate list for guyed masts since their heights are not fully verifiable and may be inaccurate by several metres; i.e. - several are measured to the height of the tallest transmitter on the mast, but this is not necessarily the tallest point of the tower.

Tallest Structures in Canada
Tallest structures in Canada (not including guyed masts)

The pinnacle height and roof height numbers are sourced from Skyscraperpage and/or the CTBUH. Where there is a conflict in the figures both heights are listed.

Tallest 100 structures in Canada (not including guyed masts)

Current as of June, 2017
Rank Name Location Pinnacle height Roof height (if applicable) Floor count Year completed Image
1 CN Tower Toronto, Ontario 1,815 ft (553 m) n/a 147 1976
Toronto's CN Tower.jpg
2 Inco Superstack Sudbury, Ontario 1,247 ft (380 m) n/a n/a 1972
The Inco Superstack at the Inco Copper Cliff smelter.
3 First Canadian Place (First Bank Tower) Toronto, Ontario 1,165 ft (355 m) antenna 978 ft (298 m) 72 1975
First Canadian Place
4 Commerce Court West Toronto, Ontario 942 ft (287 m) antenna 784 ft (239 m) 57 1972
Commerce Court West
5 Hebron platform Grand Banks of Newfoundland 912 ft (278 m) n/a 2017
Hebron Oil Platform
6 The St. Regis Toronto Toronto, Ontario 908 ft (277 m) spire 776 ft (237 m) 57 2012
Trump Tower Toronto almost done.JPG
7 Scotia Plaza Toronto, Ontario 902 ft (275 m) 902 ft (275 m) 68 1988 Scotia Plaza 2009.JPG
8 Aura (Toronto) Toronto, Ontario 893 ft (272 m) 893 ft (272 m) 78 2014
Aura building Toronto 388 Yonge St.jpg
9 TD Canada Trust Tower Toronto, Ontario 863 ft (263 m) (Skyscraperpage) 856 ft (261 m) (CTBUH) spire 745 ft (227 m) 53 1990
TD Canada Trust Tower
10 Number One Bloor Toronto, Ontario 844 ft (257 m) 844 ft (257 m) 75 2015
11 Smokestack, Flin Flon Smelter Stack Flin Flon, Manitoba 828 ft (252 m) n/a n/a 1973
smokestack
12 Stantec Tower Edmonton, Alberta 827 ft (252 m) 827 ft (252 m) 69 2018
13 Brookfield Place (Calgary), East Calgary, Alberta 810 ft (250 m) 810 ft (250 m) 56 2017
14 CIBC Tower Montreal, Quebec 820 ft (250 m) antenna 614 ft (Skyscraperpage) 604 ft (CTBUH) 45 1962
Montreal - Tour CIBC.jpg
15 The Bow Calgary, Alberta 774 ft (236 m) 774 ft (236 m) 58 2011
The Bow in Calgary.jpg
16 Ice Condominiums, East Toronto, Ontario 768 ft (234 m) 768 ft (234 m) 67 2014
17 Harbour Plaza Residences, East Toronto, Ontario 764 ft (233 m) 764 ft (233 m) 66 2017
18 1250 René-Lévesque Montreal, Quebec 756 ft (230 m) (Skyscraperpage) 743 ft (226 m) (CTBUH) spire 653 ft (199 m) 47 1992
1250 René-Lévesque
19 Eau du Soleil Toronto, Ontario 749 ft (228 m) 749 ft (228 m) 63 2017
20 tie Hibernia Platform Grand Banks of Newfoundland 735 ft (224 m) n/a n/a 1997
Hibernia GBS.gif
20 tie Ten York Toronto, Ontario 735 ft (224 m) 735 ft (224 m) 68 2017
20 tie Harbour Plaza Residences, West Toronto, Ontario 735 ft (224 m) 735 ft (224 m) 62 2017
23 TD Bank Tower Toronto, Ontario 731 ft (223 m) 731 ft (223 m) 56 1967 TD Centre View from Yonge and King.JPG
24 Telus Sky Calgary, Alberta 729 ft (222 m) 729 ft (222 m) 60 2017
25 Bay-Adelaide Centre West, Toronto, Ontario 715 ft (218 m) (Skyscraperpage) 704 ft (215 m) (CTBUH) 706 ft (215 m) (S) 704 ft (215 m) (C) 52 2009 Bay Adelaide first tower nearing completion.jpg
26 tie Smokestack, Hearn Generating Station Toronto, Ontario 705 ft (215 m) n/a n/a 1971
Richard L Hearn Generating Station
26 tie Suncor Energy Centre Calgary, Alberta 705 ft (215 m) (Skyscraperpage) 706 ft (215 m) (CTBUH) 705 ft (215 m) (S) 706 ft (215 m) (C) 53 1983
Suncor Energy Centre
27 Shangri-La Toronto Toronto, Ontario 704 ft (215 m) (Skyscraperpage) 702 ft (214 m) (CTBUH) 698 ft (213 m) (S) 702 ft (214 m) (C) 65 2012
Shangri-La under construction March 2012.jpg
28 Eighth Avenue Place, East Tower Calgary, Alberta 697 ft (212 m) 697 ft (212 m) 49 2011
Eighth Avenue Place, Calgary, Crop, June 2013.jpg
29 Ritz-Carlton Toronto Toronto, Ontario 688 ft (210 m) (Skyscraperpage) 687 ft (209 m) (CTBUH) 688 ft (210 m) (S) 687 ft (209 m) (C) 52 2011
Ritz Carlton Toronto far.jpg
30 tie Bay Wellington Tower Toronto, Ontario 683 ft (208 m) (Skyscraperpage) 679 ft (207 m) (CTBUH) 683 ft (208 m) (S) 679 ft (207 m) (C) 49 1990
Bay Wellington Tower
30 tie Massey Tower Toronto, Ontario 683 ft (208 m) 683 ft (208 m) 60 2018
32 Smokestack, Wesleyville Generating Station Wesleyville, Ontario 682 ft (208 m) n/a n/a mid 1970s
33 Residences of 488 University Toronto, Ontario 679 ft (207 m) 679 ft (207 m) 55 2018
34 tie 1000 de la Gauchetière Montreal, Quebec 673 ft (205 m) 673 ft (205 m) 51 1992
1000 de La Gauchetière
34 tie L Tower Toronto, Ontario 673 ft (205 m) 673 ft (205 m) 57 2013
L Tower from The Esplanande.JPG
36 Place Ville Marie Montreal, Quebec 670 ft (200 m) antenna 617 ft (188 m) 46 1962
Place Ville-Marie
37 tie Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Toronto, Ontario 669 ft (204 m) 669 ft (204 m) 52 2012
New Four Seasons Yorkville.jpg
37 tie 88 Scott Toronto, Ontario 669 ft (204 m) 669 ft (204 m) 57 2013
39 ICE Condos, West Toronto, Ontario 663 ft (202 m) 663 ft (202 m) 57 2013
40 Living Shangri-La Vancouver, British Columbia 659 ft (201 m) glass fins 646 ft (197 m) 58 2008
Living Shangri-la.jpg
41 tie Smokestack, Nanticoke Generating Station Units 5-8 Nanticoke, Ontario 650 ft (200 m) n/a n/a 1972
41 tie Smokestack, Nanticoke Generating Station Units 1-4 Nanticoke, Ontario 650 ft (200 m) n/a n/a 1974
41 tie Smokestack, Lennox Generating Station Units 1+2 Bath, Ontario 650 ft (200 m) n/a n/a 1976
41 tie Smokestack, Lennox Generating Station Units 3+4 Bath, Ontario 650 ft (200 m) n/a n/a 1976
41 tie Smokestack, Thunder Bay Generating Station Thunder Bay, Ontario 650 ft (200 m) n/a n/a 1984
41 tie YC Condominiums Toronto, Ontario 650 ft (200 m) 650 ft (200 m) 60 2019
47 tie Bankers Hall - East Tower Calgary, Alberta 646 ft (197 m) 646 ft (197 m) 52 1989
Bankers Hall - East
47 tie Bankers Hall - West Tower Calgary, Alberta 646 ft (197 m) 646 ft (197 m) 52 2000
Bankers Hall - West
49 Bay-Adelaide, East Toronto, Ontario 643 ft (196 m) 643 ft (196 m) 44 2016
50 E Condos, South Toronto, Ontario 638 ft (194 m) 638 ft (194 m) 58 2018
51 tie Smokestack, Copper Cliff nickel refinery Sudbury, Ontario 637 ft (194 m) n/a n/a 1954
51 tie Wellesley on the Park Toronto, Ontario 637 ft (194 m) 637 ft (194 m) 60 2018
53 JW Marriott Edmonton Edmonton, Alberta 637 ft (194 m) 637 ft (194 m) 54
54 Calgary Tower Calgary, Alberta 626 ft (191 m) n/a n/a 1968 Calgary tower 6.JPG
55 Tour de la Bourse Montreal, Quebec 623 ft (190 m) (antenna removed) 623 ft (190 m) 47 1964
Tour de la Bourse
56 100 Adelaide West, Ernst & Young Tower Toronto, Ontario 617 ft (188 m) 617 ft (188 m) 40 2017
57 tie Vancouver's Turn - Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia 616 ft (188 m) 616 ft (188 m) 67 2016
57 tie Solo District - Altus Burnaby, British Columbia 616 ft (188 m) 576 ft (176 m) 49 2016
59 Amazing Brentwood One Burnaby, British Columbia 611 ft (186 m) 611 ft (186 m) 56 2016
60 tie Maple Leaf Square, North Toronto, Ontario 610 ft (190 m) (Skyscraperpage) 595 ft (181 m) (CTBUH) 610 ft (190 m) (S) 595 ft (181 m) (C) 54 2010 Maple Leaf Square.jpg
60 tie RBC Centre, Simcoe Place Toronto, Ontario 610 ft (190 m) (Skyscraperpage) 607 ft (185 m) (CTBUH) 610 ft (190 m) (S) 607 ft (185 m) (C) 42 2009 RBC Centre.JPG
62 Smokestack, Ashbridges Bay Sewage Treatment Plant Sludge Incinerator Toronto, Ontario 607 ft (185 m) n/a n/a 1970s Ashbridges Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant.JPG
63 Casa II Toronto, Ontario 605 ft (184 m) 605 ft (184 m) 57 2016
Tower on Charles Street.jpg
64 U Condominiums II Toronto, Ontario 604 ft (184 m) 604 ft (184 m) 55 2014
65 tie Royal Trust Tower Toronto, Ontario 600 ft (180 m) 600 ft (180 m) 46 1969 TD Centre Toronto.jpg
65 tie Smokestack, Coleson Cove Generating Station 1 Lorneville, New Brunswick 600 ft (180 m) n/a n/a 1977
65 tie Smokestack, Coleson Cove Generating Station Lorneville, New Brunswick 600 ft (180 m) n/a n/a 2001
65 tie Syncrude Mildred Lake, Main Stack Mildred Lake, Alberta 600 ft (180 m) n/a n/a
69 Centennial Place I Calgary, Alberta 599 ft (183 m) spire 542 ft (165 m) 40 2010 Centennial Place 2010.jpg
70 Casa III Toronto, Ontario 589 ft (180 m) 589 ft (180 m) 55 2018
71 INDX Condominiums Toronto, Ontario 587 ft (179 m) 587 ft (179 m) 54 2016
72 Absolute World South Mississauga, Ontario 585 ft (178 m) (Skyscraperpage) 576 ft (176 m) (CTBUH) 585 ft (178 m) (S) 576 ft (176 m) (C) 56 2011
73 tie Canterra Tower Calgary, Alberta 581 ft (177 m) 581 ft (177 m) 45 1988
Canterra Tower
73 tie TransCanada Tower Calgary, Alberta 581 ft (177 m) 581 ft (177 m) 38 2001
TransCanada Tower
73 tie Hilton Niagara Falls Tower 2 Niagara Falls, Ontario 581 ft (177 m) (CTBUH) 581 ft (177 m) (CTBUH) 47 2009
Hilton Niagara Falls.jpg
76 tie Eighth Avenue Place, West Tower Calgary, Alberta 581 ft (177 m) 581 ft (177 m) 41 2014
Eighth Avenue Place, Calgary, Crop, June 2013.jpg
77 Édifice Marie-Guyart Quebec City, Quebec 579 ft (176 m) antenna 415 ft (126 m) 33 1972 Quebec-Marie-Guyart.JPG
78 One King Street West Toronto, Ontario 578 ft (176 m) 578 ft (176 m) 51 2005 One King St W, Toronto.jpg
79 Olympic Stadium Montreal, Quebec 575 ft (175 m) n/a n/a 1987 Le Stade Olympique de Montréal Nuit Arriere-Gauche.jpg
80 tie Royal Bank Plaza South Toronto, Ontario 574 ft (175 m) (Skyscraperpage) 568 ft (173 m) (CTBUH) 574 ft (175 m) (S) 568 ft (173 m) (C) 40 1976
Royal Bank Building.jpg
80 tie L'Avenue Montreal, Quebec 571 ft (174 m) (Skyscraperpage) 562 ft (171 m) (CTBUH) 571 ft (174 m) (S) 562 ft (171 m) (C) 50 2010 Maple Leaf Square.jpg
81 tie Pylon of Sorel-Tracy, North Tower Sorel-Tracy, Quebec 573 ft (175 m) n/a n/a
81 tie Pylon of Sorel-Tracy, South Tower Sorel-Tracy, Quebec 573 ft (175 m) n/a n/a
83 Maple Leaf Square South Toronto, Ontario 571 ft (174 m) (Skyscraperpage) 562 ft (171 m) (CTBUH) 571 ft (174 m) (S) 562 ft (171 m) (C) 50 2010 Maple Leaf Square.jpg
84 Sun Life Financial Tower Toronto, Ontario 569 ft (173 m) 571 ft (174 m) 35 2016
85 tie Jamieson Place Calgary, Alberta 558 ft (170 m) (Skyscraperpage) 568 ft (173 m) (CTBUH) 518 ft (158 m) 36 2010 Jamieson Place Eau Claire.JPG
85 tie Harbour Centre Vancouver, British Columbia 558 ft (170 m) antenna 458 ft (140 m) 28 1977
HarbourCentre-fromCP.jpg
87 tie Lambton Generating Station, Stack 1 Corunna, Ontario 557 ft or 550 ft (169.8 m) n/a n/a 1969-70
87 tie Lambton Generating Station, Stack 2 Corunna, Ontario 557 ft or 550 ft (169.8 m) n/a n/a 1969-70
89 Smokestack, St. Lawrence Cement Clarkson, Mississauga Mississauga, Ontario 556 ft (169 m) n/a n/a 1956
90 tie Smokestack, Belledune Generating Station Belledune, New Brunswick 554 ft or 551 ft (169 m or 168 m) n/a n/a 1991
90 tie Hullmark Centre I Toronto, Ontario 551 ft (168 m) (Skyscraperpage) 561 ft (171 m) (CTBUH) 509 ft (155 m) 45 2014
92 tie Lagos at the Waterfront Toronto, Ontario 550 ft (170 m) 550 ft (170 m) 49 2016
92 tie Lambton Generating Station, Stack 3 Corunna, Ontario 550 ft (170 m) n/a n/a
94 Tour Avenue des Canadiens Montreal, Quebec 548 ft (167 m) 548 ft (167 m) 50 2015-6
95 First Canadian Centre Calgary, Alberta 547 ft (167 m) 547 ft (167 m) 41 1983
First Canadian Centre
96 2 Bloor West Toronto, Ontario 545 ft (166 m) antenna 489 ft (149 m) 34 1974 Two Bloor West, CIBC building.JPG
97 Karma Toronto, Ontario 544 ft (166 m) 544 ft (166 m) 50 2015
98 The Selby Toronto, Ontario 543 ft (166 m) 543 ft (166 m) 50
99 Western Canada Place North Calgary, Alberta 538 ft (164 m) 538 ft (164 m) 41 1983
Western Canadian Place
100 tie 44 Charles Street West Toronto, Ontario 535 ft (163 m) (Skyscraperpage) 545 ft (166 m) (CTBUH) 535 ft (163 m) (S) 545 ft (166 m) (C) 51 1975 Manulife Centre.jpg
100 tie New Port Mann Bridge, East Tower Coquitlam & Surrey, British Columbia 535 ft (163 m) n/a n/a 2013 The New Port Mann Bridge2.jpg
100 tie New Port Mann Bridge, West Tower Coquitlam & Surrey, British Columbia 535 ft (163 m) n/a n/a 2013 The New Port Mann Bridge2.jpg
100 tie Burano Toronto, Ontario 535 ft (163 m) 525 ft (160 m) (Skyscraperpage) 535 ft (163 m) (CTBUH) 50 2012
Height discrepancy between sources Minto Midtown Toronto, Ontario 525 ft (160 m) (Skyscraperpage) 541 ft (165 m) (CTBUH) 525 ft (160 m) (S) 541 ft (165 m) (C) 54 2008 Minto Midtown.JPG

Timeline of the tallest structures in Canada

Timeline of the tallest freestanding structures in Canada:

Years Name Location Pinnacle height Floor count (if applicable) Structure type Image
1841–1874 Notre-Dame Basilica Montreal, Quebec 200 ft (61 m) n/a Church bell tower
1874–1899 St. James Cathedral Toronto, Ontario 305 ft (93 m) n/a Church bell tower
1899–1917 Old City Hall Toronto, Ontario 340 ft (100 m) n/a City Hall clock tower
1917–1928 INCO Port Colborne Nickel Smelter Chimney #1 Port Colborne, Ontario 350 ft (110 m) n/a Smokestack
1928–1929 Tour de la Banque Royale Montreal, Quebec 397 ft (121 m) 22 Building
1929 Fairmont Royal York Hotel Toronto, Ontario 407 ft (124 m) 28 Building
1929–1952 INCO Nickel Smelter, Brick Chimney Sudbury, Ontario 500 ft (152 m) n/a Smokestack
1936–1948 INCO Copper Smelter, Stack Sudbury, Ontario 500 ft (152 m) n/a Smokestack
1937–1948 INCO Port Colborne Nickel Smelter Chimney #2 Port Colborne, Ontario 500 ft (152 m) n/a Smokestack
1948–1954 Cambridge Bay LORAN Tower Cambridge Bay, Nunavut 620 ft (190 m) n/a Lattice tower
1954–1967 INCO Copper Cliff Nickel Refinery (formerly Copper Cliff Iron Ore Recovery Plant), Stack Sudbury, Ontario 637 ft (194 m) n/a Smokestack
1967–1972 Toronto-Dominion Centre Toronto, Ontario 731 ft (223 m) 56 Skyscraper
Toronto-Dominion Centre
1972–1976 Inco Superstack Sudbury, Ontario 1,247 ft (380 m) n/a Smokestack
The Inco Superstack at the Inco Copper Cliff smelter.
1976–present CN Tower Toronto, Ontario 1,815 ft (553 m) n/a Tower
Toronto's CN Tower.jpg

Timeline of the tallest structures overall in Canada:

Years Name Location Pinnacle height Floor count (if applicable) Structure type Image
1841–1874 Notre-Dame Basilica Montreal, Quebec 200 ft (61 m) n/a Church bell tower
1874–1899 St. James Cathedral Toronto, Ontario 305 ft (93 m) n/a Church bell tower
1899–1917 Old City Hall Toronto, Ontario 340 ft (100 m) n/a City Hall clock tower
1917–1928 INCO Port Colborne Nickel Smelter Chimney #1 Port Colborne, Ontario 350 ft (110 m) n/a Smokestack
1928–1929 Tour de la Banque Royale Montreal, Quebec 397 ft (121 m) 22 Building
1929 Fairmont Royal York Hotel Toronto, Ontario 407 ft (124 m) 28 Building
1929–1937 INCO Nickel Smelter, Brick Chimney Sudbury, Ontario 500 ft (152 m) n/a Smokestack
1936–1937 INCO Copper Smelter, Stack Sudbury, Ontario 500 ft (152 m) n/a Smokestack
1937–1954 CBL Hornby AM Transmitter Toronto, Ontario 640/650 ft 198 m n/a Guyed mast
1954–1955 CICT-DT TV Tower 1 Calgary, Alberta 670 ft 204 m n/a Guyed mast
1955–1960 CKNX Television Tower Wingham, Ontario 793 ft (242 m) n/a Guyed mast
1960–1965 CHCH Television Tower Stoney Creek, Ontario 1,172 ft (357 m) n/a Guyed mast
1965–1976 Cape Race LORAN-C transmitter Cape Race, Newfoundland 1,350 ft (410 m) n/a Guyed mast
1973–1976 CKX-TV Craig Television Tower Hayfeild, Manitoba 1,350 ft (410 m) n/a Guyed mast
1976–present CN Tower Toronto, Ontario 1,815 ft (553 m) n/a Tower
Toronto's CN Tower.jpg

Tallest structure by province

Ordered by tallest structure of any type ever built in said province. If that structure is not freestanding, then the tallest freestanding structure in said province is listed directly below the tallest structure in the above mentioned province.

Province Name Height Structure Image
Ontario freestanding CN Tower 553 m (1815 ft) Tower
Toronto's CN Tower.jpg
Newfoundland Cape Race LORAN-C transmitter (demolished) 411.48 m (1350 ft) Guyed mast
Newfoundland freestanding Hebron Platform 278 m (912 ft) Oil platform
Manitoba CKX-TV Craig Television Tower 411.48 m (1350 ft) Guyed mast
Manitoba freestanding Flin Flon Smelter chimney 251 m (825 ft) Smokestack
smokestack
Quebec CBC Tower (demolished) 371 m (1217 ft) Guyed mast
Quebec freestanding CIBC Tower 250 m (820 ft) Skyscraper and antenna
Montreal - Tour CIBC.jpg
Saskatchewan CFRE-DT Television Tower 300 m (984 ft) Guyed mast
Saskatchewan freestanding Shand Power Station, chimney 148 m (486 ft) Smokestack
Alberta CICT-TV Tower 1 250 m (820 ft) Guyed mast
Alberta freestanding Stantec Tower 250.8 m (810 ft) Skyscraper
British Columbia freestanding Living Shangri-La 201 m (659 ft) Skyscraper
Living Shangri-la.jpg
New Brunswick freestanding Coleson Cove Generating Station, chimneys 183 m (600 ft) Smokestack
Nova Scotia freestanding Tufts Cove Generating Station, Trenton Generating Station & Lingan Generating Station, chimneys 152 m (500 ft) Smokestack
The twin smoke stacks at Lingan Generating Station.
Prince Edward Island freestanding Charlottetown Thermal Generating Station, chimney 68.95 m (226 ft) Smokestack

Tallest observation towers in Canada

See also: Observation tower
Name Location Height Year completed Remarks Image
CN Tower Toronto, Ontario 1,815 ft (553 m) 1976 Tallest freestanding structure in the world 1976-2010
Toronto's CN Tower.jpg
Calgary Tower Calgary, Alberta 626 ft (191 m) 1968 Calgary tower 6.JPG
Montreal Tower Montreal, Quebec 574 ft (175 m) 1976 Tallest inclined structure in the world Le Stade Olympique de Montréal Nuit Arriere-Gauche.jpg
Skylon Tower Niagara Falls, Ontario 520 ft (160 m) 1965 Ilievaart-falls0805 7584smaller.jpg
Bell Aliant Tower Moncton, New Brunswick 417 ft (127 m) 1970 Alianttower5.jpg
1000 Islands Tower Hill Island, Ontario 400 ft (120 m) 1965
La Cité de l'Énergie Shawinigan, Quebec 377 ft (115 m) 1997 La Cité de l'Énergie.jpg
Casino Tower Niagara Falls, Ontario 344 ft (105 m) 1964 formerly known as the Oneida Tower and Kodak Tower Casino Tower, Hard Rock Cafe.jpg
Tower Hotel Niagara Falls, Ontario 325 ft (99 m) 1962 formerly known as the Minolta Tower Niagara Falls - ON - Konica Minolta Tower.jpg

Tallest guyed masts in Canada

Current as of April 2009
Rank Name Location Height Year completed
1 CKX-TV Craig Television Tower (rebuilt) Hayfield, Manitoba 1,350 ft (410 m) 1986
2 CHCH Television Tower Stoney Creek, Ontario 1,172 ft (357 m) 1960
3 CHCH-DT-3 Television Tower Midland, Ontario 1,170 ft (360 m)
4 Starbuck CBC Tower Winnipeg, Manitoba 1,064 ft (324 m)  ?
5 CIII Television Tower Paris, Ontario 1,037 ft (316 m) 1974
6 CFPL Television Tower London, Ontario 1,034 ft (315 m) 1961
7 CICI-TV Broadcasting Tower Sudbury, Ontario 1,013 ft (309 m)
8 CJSD Broadcasting Tower Shuniah, Ontario 1,011 ft (308 m)
9 CIII-TV-2/GLOBAL TV Tower Bancroft, Ontario 1,007 ft (307 m)
10 tie CKVR Television Tower Barrie, Ontario 1,000 ft (305 m) 1978
10 tie CHEX Television Tower Peterborough, Ontario 1,000 ft (305 m)
11 CKCO-42 Television Tower Oil Springs, Ontario 994 ft (303 m) 1975
12 tie CHCH-51 Television Tower Alvinston, Ontario 984 ft (300 m) 1998
12 tie Communication Hill, CBC Tower London, Ontario 984 ft (300 m)
12 tie CFRE-DT Television Tower Regina, Saskatchewan 984 ft (300 m)
13 Weyburn Television Tower Weyburn, Saskatchewan 970 ft (300 m)
14 Woodstock Television Tower Sweaburg, Ontario 961 ft (293 m) 1986
15 CKCO Television Tower Baden, Ontario 958 ft (292 m) 2000
16 TVO London Tower London, Ontario 902 ft. (275 m) 1975
17 Cape Race LORAN-C transmitter (new tower) Cape Race, Newfoundland 850 ft (260 m) 1993
18 CIIT-TV Tower Winnipeg, Manitoba 843 ft (257 m)
19 tie CICT-TV Tower 1 Calgary, Alberta 820 ft (250 m) 1954
19 tie CICT-TV Tower 2 Calgary, Alberta 820 ft (250 m) 1954
20 CKNX Television Tower Wingham, Ontario 793 ft (242 m) 1955
21 SRC Kitchener Tower St. Agatha, Ontario 751 ft (229 m)
22 Ryan Tower Chelsea, Quebec 750.8 ft (228.8 m) 1968
23 Hwy 46, CBC Transmitter Regina, Saskatchewan 732 ft (223 m)
24 Fox Harbour LORAN-C transmitter St. Lewis, Labrador 722 ft (220 m) 1983

Tallest lattice towers in Canada

     indicates a structure that is no longer standing.

See also: Lattice tower
Tower Year Country Town Height m Height ft Design type and Remarks
Cambridge Bay LORAN Tower 1948 Cambridge Bay 189 m 620 ft LORAN-C transmitter demolished in August 2014
Tracy Saint Lawrence River Powerline Crossing North Tower  ? Tracy 174.6 m 573 ft Hydro pylon tallest set of electricity pylons in Canada
Tracy Saint Lawrence River Powerline Crossing South Tower  ? Tracy 174.6 m 573 ft Hydro pylon tallest set of electricity pylons in Canada
CBC Jarvis St. Tower 1952 Toronto 164.6 m 540 ft Radio tower demolished in 2002
Bell Canada Pharmacy Avenue Tower 1970 Toronto 160 m 525 ft Microwave relay tower
Montreal-Varennes Crossing, North Tower Varennes 157 m 525 ft Hydro pylon
Montreal-Varennes Crossing, South Tower Varennes 160 m 515 ft Hydro pylon
CFCN TV Tower 1960 Calgary 157.6 m 517 ft TV tower
Saint Lawrence River HVDC Powerline Crossing North Tower 1989 Deschambault-Grondines 140.2 m 460 ft Hydro pylon dismantled in 1992
Saint Lawrence River HVDC Powerline Crossing South Tower 1989 Deschambault-Grondines 140.2 m 460 ft Hydro pylon dismantled in 1992
Montreal East Crossing, North Tower Montreal 137 m 450 ft Hydro pylon
Montreal East Crossing, South Tower Montreal 137 m 450 ft Hydro pylon
Montreal West Crossing, North Tower Montreal 137 m 450 ft Hydro pylon
Montreal West Crossing, South Tower Montreal 137 m 450 ft Hydro pylon
CFCM DT Tower 1954 Quebec City 134 m 440 ft Radio tower

Tallest smokestacks/chimneys in Canada

     indicates a structure that is no longer standing.

Rank Name of Facility Location Height in feet and meters Construction material Type of facility Current status Flue diameter (m) Year completed Image
1 Inco Superstack Sudbury, Ontario 1,247 ft (380 m) Concrete Smelter Demolition to commence in 2020. 13.7 1972
The Inco Superstack at the Inco Copper Cliff smelter.
2 Flin Flon Smelter, Stack Flin Flon, Manitoba 825 ft (251 m) Concrete Smelter Unused 1973
smokestack
3 Hearn Generating Station, Stack Toronto 705 ft (215 m) Concrete Power plant Unused 1971
Richard L Hearn Generating Station
4 Wesleyville Generating Station, Stack Wesleyville, Ontario 682 ft (208 m) Concrete Power plant Unused 1970s
5 tie Nanticoke Generating Station, Stack 1 (Units 1-4) Nanticoke, Ontario 650 ft (200 m) Concrete Power plant Demolished in 2018 10.98 1972 Nanticoke Generating Station 2.jpg
5 tie Nanticoke Generating Station, Stack 2 (Units 5-8) Nanticoke, Ontario 650 ft (200 m) Concrete Power plant Demolished in 2018 10.98 1974 (see above^)
5 tie Lennox Generating Station, Stack 1 (Units 1&2) Bath, Ontario 650 ft (200 m) Concrete Power plant In use 7.3 1976 Lennox power stn.JPG
5 tie Lennox Generating Station, Stack 2 (Units 3&4) Bath, Ontario 650 ft (200 m) Concrete Power plant In use 7.3 1976 (see above^)
5 tie Thunder Bay Generating Station, Stack Thunder Bay, Ontario 650 ft (200 m) Concrete Power plant In use 4.3 1984
Thunder Bay Generating Station
10 Copper Cliff Nickel Refinery(formerly Copper Cliff Iron Ore Recovery Plant), Stack Sudbury, Ontario 637 ft (194 m) Concrete Smelter In use 9.1 1954 [1]
11 Ashbridges Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant, Sludge Incinerator Stack Toronto 607 ft (185 m) Concrete Incinerator In use 1977-79 Ashbridges Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant.JPG
12 tie Coleson Cove Generating Station, FGD Stack(2 Flue) Lorneville, New Brunswick 600 ft (183 m) Concrete Power plant In use 4.87 2001
12 tie Coleson Cove Generating Station, 1st Stack(3 Flue) Lorneville, New Brunswick 600 ft (182.8m) Concrete Power plant 4.87 1977
12 tie Syncrude Mildred Lake, Main Stack Mildred Lake, Alberta 600 ft (182.8 m) Concrete Oil refinery In use 7.9
15 tie Lambton Generating Station, Stack 1 Corunna, Ontario 557 ft or 550 ft (169.8 m) Concrete Power plant Unused 7.49 1969-70 Lambton GS.JPG
15 tie Lambton Generating Station, Stack 2 Corunna, Ontario 557 ft of 550 ft (169.8 m) Concrete Power plant Unused 7.49 1969-70 (see above^)
17 Holcim (Canada) Mississauga Cement Plant (formerly St. Lawrence Cement), Stack Mississauga, Ontario 556 ft (169 m) Concrete Cement plant In use 3.96 1956
18 Belledune Generating Station, Stack 1 Belledune, New Brunswick 554 ft or 551 ft (169 m or 168 m) Concrete Power plant In use 6.86 1991
19 Dalhousie Generating Station #2, FDG Stack Dalhousie, New Brunswick 551 ft (167.64 m) Concrete Power plant Demolished in 2015 6.45 1993
20 tie Noranda Inc. Gaspe Site, Stack Murdochville, Quebec 550 ft (167.6 m) Concrete Smelter Demolished in 2003
20 tie Lambton Generating Station, Stack 3 Corunna, Ontario 550 ft (167.6 m) Concrete Power plant In use 7.11 Lambton GS.JPG
22 Dalhousie Generating Station #1, Stack 1 Dalhousie, New Brunswick 532 ft (162 m) Concrete Power plant Demolished in 2015 1980
23 Battle River Generating Station, Stack C (Unit 5) Battle River, Alberta 528 ft (161 m) Concrete Power plant In use 5.791 1981
24 Sundance Power Station, Stack 1 (Unit 1&2) Wabamun Lake, Alberta 512 ft (156 m) Concrete Power plant In use 6.401 1970-73
25 tie Sundance Power Station, Stack 2 (Unit 3&4) Wabamun Lake, Alberta 510 ft (155.5 m) Concrete Power plant In use 7.32 1976-77
25 tie Sundance Power Station, Stack 3 (Unit 5&6) Wabamun Lake, Alberta 510 ft (155.5 m) Concrete Power plant In use 7.315 1978-80
27 tie INCO Nickel Smelter, Stack Sudbury, Ontario 500 ft (152.4 m) Brick Smelter Dismantled in 1982 14.6 (48 feet) 1929
27 tie INCO Copper Smelter, Stack Sudbury, Ontario 500 ft (152.4 m)</ref> Concrete Smelter In use - Reduced to 435 ft (132.5 m) 13.4 (44 feet) 1936
27 tie INCO Nickel Smelter, Stack 2 Port Colborne, Ontario 500 ft (152.4 m) Concrete Smelter Dismantled in 1994 5.49 (18 feet) 1937
27 tie INCO Thompson Smelter, Stack Thompson, Manitoba 500 ft (152 m) Concrete Smelter In use 9.14 1958
27 tie Tufts Cove Generating Station, Stack 1 Tufts Cove, Nova Scotia 500 ft (152 m) Concrete Power plant In use 2.44 1965 Tufts Cove Station.jpg
27 tie Tufts Cove Generating Station, Stack 2 Tufts Cove, Nova Scotia 500 ft (152 m) Concrete Power plant In use 2.44 1972 (see above^)
27 tie Tufts Cove Generating Station, Stack 3 Tufts Cove, Nova Scotia 500 ft (152.4 m) Concrete Power plant In use 3 1976 (see above^)
27 tie Lingan Generating Station, Stack 1 Lingan, Nova Scotia 500 ft (152.4 m) Concrete Power plant In use 4.7 1979
The twin smoke stacks at Lingan Generating Station.
27 tie Lingan Generating Station, Stack 2 Lingan, Nova Scotia 500 ft (152.4 m) Concrete Power plant In use 4.7 1979
The twin smoke stacks at Lingan Generating Station.
27 tie Trenton Generating Station, Stack 1 (Unit 6) Trenton, Nova Scotia 500 ft (152.4 m) Concrete Power plant In use 4.7 1969 TrentonPlant2.jpg
37 tie Lakeview Generating Station, Stack 1 Mississauga, Ontario 492 ft or 479 ft (150 m or 146 m) Concrete Power plant Demolished in 2006 1961 Lakeview GS-1.jpg
37 tie Lakeview Generating Station, Stack 2 Mississauga, Ontario 492 ft or 479 ft (150 m or 146 m) Concrete Power plant Demolished in 2006 1962 (see above^)
37 tie Lakeview Generating Station, Stack 3 Mississauga, Ontario 492 ft or 479 ft (150 m or 146 m) Concrete Power plant Demolished in 2006 1964 (see above^)
37 tie Lakeview Generating Station, Stack 4 Mississauga, Ontario 492 ft or 479 ft (150 m or 146 m) Concrete Power plant Demolished in 2006 1965 (see above^)
41 Shand Power Station, Stack Estevan, Saskatchewan 486 ft (148 m) Concrete Power plant In use 5 1992
42 Atikokan Generating Station, Stack Atikokan, Ontario 476 ft (145 m) Concrete Power plant Undergoing refurbishment 5.5 1985
43 tie Keephills Generating Station, Stack 2 (Unit 3) Keephills, Alberta 455 ft (138.6 m) Concrete Power plant In use 7.77
43 tie Keephills Generating Station, Stack 1 (Unit 1&2) Keephills, Alberta 455 ft (138.6 m) Concrete Power Plant In use 5.75 1983-84
45 Genesee Generating Station, Stack 2 (Unit 3) Genesee, Alberta 453 ft (138 m) Concrete Power plant In use 5.74 2005
46 tie Xstrata Nickel Smelter, Stack Sudbury, Ontario 450 ft 137.2 m Concrete Smelter Unused 1965
46 tie Enwave Walton Street Steam Plant, Stack Toronto 450 ft 137.2 m Concrete Steam Plant In use 2.6 1971
46 tie Commissioners Street Incinerator, Stack Toronto 450 ft 137.2 m Concrete Incinerator Unused
46 tie Suncor Energy Oil Sands, FGD Stack Fort McMurray, Alberta 450 ft 137.2 m Concrete Oil refinery In use 7.01
46 tie Battle River Generating Station, Stack B (Unit 3&4) Battle River, Alberta 450 ft (137 m) Concrete Power plant In use 6.096 1969-75

The Tracy Thermal Generating Station has four 449 ft (137 m) stacks.

Tallest destroyed/demolished structures in Canada

There are two separate lists, once again one for free standing structures and one for guyed masts. This is because of incomplete information regarding the height and number of demolished guyed masts.

Tallest freestanding demolished structures:

Rank Building City Height Structure type Build material Year built/demolished Notable for
1 tie Smokestack 1 (Units 1-4), Nanticoke Generating Station Nanticoke, Ontario 198 m/650 ft Smokestack Concrete 1972-2018 (demolished by explosives) Tied for the tallest freestanding structure demolished in Canada.
1 tie Smokestack 2 (Units 5-8), Nanticoke Generating Station Nanticoke, Ontario 198 m/650 ft Smokestack Concrete 1974-2018 (demolished by explosives) Tied for the tallest freestanding structure demolished in Canada.
3 Cambridge Bay LORAN Tower Cambridge, Nunavut 189 m/620 ft Lattice tower Steel 1948–2014 (demolition by undermining) Tallest freestanding structure in Canada from 1948 to 1954
4 tie Smokestack, Noranda Inc. Gaspe Site Murdochville, Quebec 168 m/550 ft Smokestack Concrete -2003 (demolished by explosives) Tallest freestanding structure demolished in Quebec
4 tie Smokestack, Dalhousie Generating Station #2 Dalhousie, New Brunswick 168 m/550 ft Smokestack Concrete -2015 (demolished by explosives) Tallest structure demolished in New Brunswick
6 CBC Jarvis St. Tower Toronto, Ontario 164 m/540 ft Lattice tower Steel 1952–2002 (demolition by undermining) Tallest freestanding structure in Toronto from 1952 to 1967
7 Smokestack, Dalhousie Generating Station #1 Dalhousie, New Brunswick 162 m/532 ft Smokestack Concrete 1967-2015 (demolished by explosives)
8 tie INCO Nickel Smelter, Brick Smokestack Sudbury, Ontario 152.4 m/500 ft Smokestack Brick 1929–1982 (dismantled) Tallest freestanding structure in Canada from 1929 to 1948
8 tie INCO - Port Colborne Nickel Smelter Smokestack #2 Port Colborne, Ontario 152.4 m/500 ft Smokestack Concrete 1937–1994 (dismantled) Equaled tallest freestanding structure in Canada from 1937 to 1948
10 tie Lakeview Generating Station Smokestack Units 1+2 Mississauga, Ontario 150 m/493 ft Smokestack Concrete 1961–2006 (demolished by explosives)
10 tie Lakeview Generating Station Smokestack Units 3+4 Mississauga, Ontario 150 m/493 ft Smokestack Concrete 1962–2006 (demolished by explosives)
10 tie Lakeview Generating Station Smokestack Units 5+6 Mississauga, Ontario 150 m/493 ft Smokestack Concrete 1964–2006 (demolished by explosives)
10 tie Lakeview Generating Station Smokestack Units 7+8 Mississauga, Ontario 150 m/493 ft Smokestack Concrete 1965–2006 (demolished by explosives)
14 Battle River Generating Station Smokestack Units 1&2 Battle River, Alberta 122 m/400 ft Smokestack Concrete (demolished by explosives) Tallest structure to be demolished in Alberta
15 Empire Landmark Hotel Vancouver, British Columbia 121 m/396 ft Building Concrete 1973-2019 Demolished floor by floor between March 2018 and May 2019. Tallest building to be demolished in Canada. Tallest structure to be demolished in British Columbia.
16 tie INCO - Port Colborne Nickel Smelter Smokestack #1 Port Colborne, Ontario 106.7 m/350 ft Smokestack Brick 1917–1966 (demolished by explosives) Tallest freestanding structure in Canada from 1917 to 1928
16 tie INCO - Orford Stack Sudbury, Ontario 106.7 m/350 ft Smokestack Concrete
16 tie Thunder Bay Generating Station, Condensing Unit Smokestack Thunder Bay, Ontario 106.7 m or 110 m/350 ft or 361 ft Smokestack Concrete 1962–1998 (demolished by explosives)
19 St. Lawrence Starch Plant Smokestack Mississauga, Ontario 97.5 m/320 ft Smokestack Concrete 1971–1994 (demolished by explosives)
20 Oakville Assembly Paint Stack Oakville, Ontario 91.4 m/300 ft Smokestack Steel 19??–2012 (demolished by explosives)
na Old Toronto Star Building Toronto, Ontario 88 m/289 ft Building 1927–1972 Second tallest building to be demolished in Canada. Tallest building to be demolished in Ontario.
na Hotel Laurentien Montreal, Quebec 78 m/255 ft Building 1948–1978 Tallest building in Quebec to be demolished.
na Hotel Vancouver (1916) Vancouver, British Columbia 77 m/253 ft Building 1916–1949

Tallest demolished guyed masts:

Rank Building City Height Year built/demolished
=1 Cape Race LORAN-C transmitter Cape Race, Newfoundland 411.48 m/1350 ft 1965–1993 (collapsed)
=1 CKX-TV Craig Television Tower Hayfield, Manitoba 411.48 m/1350 ft 1973–1983 (collapsed)
3 CBC Tower Shawinigan, Quebec 371 m/1217 ft 1972–2001 (demolished by explosives after aircraft collision)
4 CKVR-TV Barrie, Ontario 305 m/1000 ft 1976–1977 (demolished by aircraft collision)
5 CFTO AM Transmitting Tower Toronto, Ontario 279 m/916 ft 1960-????

Sources

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