This is a list of the tallest buildings in Montreal ranks skyscrapers in the Canadian city of Montreal, Quebec by height. There are 21 buildings and structures in Montreal greater than 122 m (400 ft). The tallest building in the city is the 51-storey and 205 m (673 ft) tall 1000 de La Gauchetière.
Municipal regulations forbid any building from exceeding the height of Mount Royal, or 233 m (764 ft) above mean sea level. The maximum limit is currently attained by 1000 de La Gauchetière and 1250 René-Lévesque, the latter of which is shorter, but built on higher ground. The only way to build higher than that while respecting this limit would be to build on the lowest part of downtown near Tour de la Bourse; the maximum height there would be approximately 210 metres.
The history of skyscrapers in Montreal began with the completion of the 8-storey tall New York Life Insurance Building in 1888. Most high-rise construction in Montreal occurred in two periods: the late 1920s to the early 1930s and later on the early 1960s through to the... Read More