The SkyriseCities team will be taking a holiday break and returning with global construction coverage on January 2, 2017. We look forward to checking in with all of your favourite projects again in the new year. Happy holidays from the Skyrise team!

The winners of the year-end poll, images by Forum contributor Surrealplaces and Flickr user Jean-Pierre Magnan


Despite the economic downturn, it's been a busy year for construction in Calgary. And we thought there's no better way to gauge the city's growth than to conduct a comprehensive poll that pits development against development. Earlier this month, we asked our readers to vote for their favourite projects completed in 2016, their favourite projects currently under construction, and their favourite buildings of all time. Our inaugural poll allowed voters to select up to three projects in five categories: 2016 completions over 10 storeys, 2016 completions 10 storeys and under, under construction over 10 storeys, under construction 10 storeys and under, and all-time buildings. With polling now closed and 105 votes tallied, we are pleased to share the winners!

Learn more about the winning projects on our sister site SkyriseCalgary.com.

Globe and Mail Centre, image by Greg Lipinski

After over two weeks of polling, UrbanToronto readers have selected the best buildings opened in 2016! Our Year-End Readers' Poll ran from December 2nd to midnight on December 20th, raking in almost 1,300 respondents across three categories. A combined 40 new buildings had the chance to get this year's honours, resulting in our three winning projects for 2016.

This year's 40 completed structures were grouped into three categories according to height; shorter ones that we called "WELL GROUNDED": 20-53 metres (12 candidates), middle height candidates referred to as "TALL-ish": 53-105 metres (14 candidates), and the tallest completions as "TALL": 105-200 metres (14 candidates).

Learn more about the winning projects on our sister site UrbanToronto.ca.