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These are some of the most breathtaking new buildings in Canada

Canada is home to some absolutely gorgeous buildings, both new and old, across the country.

And as time goes on and cities grow bigger, new buildings continue to pop up and give the older structures a run for their money. 

Here are some of the most breathtaking new buildings in Canada.

Vancouver House in Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver House joined the city's skyline as the fourth tallest building in Vancouver earlier this year. It's considered a neo-futurist residential skyscraper, standing 493 ft. tall with 49 floors.

Designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, the shape of the tower is meant to resemble a triangle rising from the ground at its base before turning into a rectangle at the top of the building.

Stantec Tower in Edmonton, Alberta

This tower in Edmonton stands at 823.2 ft, making it the tallest building in Alberta as well as the tallest tower in Canada outside of Toronto. It serves as a mixed-use skyscraper offering offices, retail spaces and residential units. 

The building also houses the headquarters of Stantec, they very architectural firm that designed it.

Tour des Canadiens 2 in Montreal, Quebec

The Tour Des Canadiens 2 building is "an ode to the greatest hockey franchise in the history of the NHL," according to the tower's website.

It was inspired by the city's beloved hockey team, the Montreal Canadiens, with their logo presented proudly on the exterior of the tower. It's covered in sparkling glass and stands 54 storeys tall right in the heart of downtown.

Calgary Central Library in Calgary, Alberta

This library is the flagship branch of the Calgary Public Library. It replaced the existing central branch that had been in use since since 1964, and construction on the building was completed in November of 2018.

It was designed by American-Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta and Canadian firm DIALOG after their joint bid won a design competition back in 2013. The building has been praised for its unique design, specifically the large central atrium and skylight.

Yasodhara Ashram in Kootenay Bay, British Columbia

The Temple of Light at this yoga retreat and study centre is a structure like no other. The original building was destroyed by a fire back in 2014, and the brand new temple was inspired by the original design and designed by Patkau Architects

It officially reopened its doors in June of 2018 as a place where "people from all paths and spiritual traditions would connect with each other and share common ground." The temple won the Wood Innovation Award at the 15th annual 2019 Wood Design Awards in B.C.

Hotel Monville in Montreal, Quebec

This modern hotel in downtown Montreal opened its doors in the spring of 2018, and it was the first hotel in Canada to provide room service using an autonomous delivery robot that carries orders directly to guest rooms. 

It was created by the architectural firm acdf, and every room is filled with large windows that provide panoramic views of the city. 

Senate of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario

This building is the temporary home to Canada's Senate. It was originally Ottawa’s central train station before serving as the Government Conference Centre for 45 years. 

The structure underwent a six-year rehabilitation project before housing the Senate, and it now stands as an architecturally modern facility while still maintaining some of its classic design.

Remai Modern in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The Remai Modern is a new museum of modern and contemporary art in Saskatoon, and the building itself is quite the piece of art. It's located on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River and draws inspiration from its surroundings using the "Prairie Modern style."

Architect Bruce Kuwabara was also inspired by the Bessborough Hotel, a nearby landmark, and incorporated mesh screens of copper into his design in its honour. The Remai Modern won a 2011 Award of Excellence from Canadian Architect magazine before construction even began.

YC Condos in Toronto, Ontario

This downtown Toronto condo building was built by Canderel, one of the largest condominium builders in Canada. The tower stands at 651 ft. tall with 62 floors. 

The skyscraper resembles a tall glass sculpture, and it has extended balconies that give it a modern, unique look. It was designed by Graziani + Corazza Architects, a firm that focuses on sustainability and a member of the Toronto Environmental Alliance.

True North Square in Winnipeg, Manitoba

True North Square is currently made up of two towers and a plaza, but it'll eventually feature five towers spanning over one million square feet of office, residential, retail, hotel and public space when completed.

The second tower is the newest addition to Winnipeg's skyline, and it offers 25 storeys of residential units, retail offerings and unique boutique offices. The building's distinct architecture separates it from others across the city and sets a new standard of luxury living.

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