‘World’s Tallest Mass Timber Building’ And 5 Other Towers Considered And Approved By Toronto City Council

By Zakiya Kassam
Storeys Toronto
May 28, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada East

Toronto City Council considered and put their stamp of approval on a handful of development proposals last week, and among them was what is poised to be the tallest mass timber building not only in Canada, but in the world. Council considered the proposal and opted to defer it to a later date, however, it has been recommended for approval by Toronto and East York planning staff. The proposal comes from Unix Housing Group and Icon Architects, and seeks to bring a 31-storey mixed-use building to College Street and Henry Street. …Unix’s development could represent the tallest mass timber building in the world (although that title is certainly up for grabs) coming in six storeys taller than ‘Ascent’: a 25-storey apartment and retail tower in Milwaukee, Wisconsin designed by Korb + Associates Architects. Ascent was certified as the world’s tallest timber building in August 2022.

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