April was yet another fast-paced month for UrbanToronto, with many projects approaching completion and beginning to more closely resemble their renderings. Since last month, the weather has heated up and so has construction and development activity across the GTA. The most popular headline of the month was an April Fool's parody article presenting plans to re-clad of the CN Tower as fact, followed by a less fictitious story documenting preliminary calls for new transit lines for downtown Toronto and beyond. 

 What's Hot on UrbanTorontoPhotograph of the CN Tower from its base, image by Craig White

News

1. CN Tower to be Re-Clad in Time for Pan Am Games 

2. $29 Billion Transit Plan Promises Regional Rail for GTHA

3. Relief Line Public Meetings to Begin this Weekend

4. Aura at College Park Showing First Signs of Steel Roof for Feature

5. Updated Renderings Released for River City Phase 3

6. Grab Your Camera: Toronto's Best Skyline Vantage Points

7. Throwback Thursday: The Birth of South Core

8. Construction Progressing on Hotel X at Exhibition Place 

9. Expansion Projects Continue in and around Union Station 

10. Construction Progressing on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT  

Ice Condominiums takes the title of most popular Forum thread for the third month in a row, while Aura and L Tower remain stable in the top ten list. X2 Condos, which now stands over 40 storeys tall, joins the list as well.

Ice Condominiums, Lanterra Developments, Cadillac FairviewRendering of Ice Condominiums at York Centre, courtesy of Lanterra Developments

Forum

1. Ice Condos  

2. Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower

3. One Bloor East 

4. Sun Life Financial Tower

5. L Tower 

6. Ryerson Student Learning Centre 

7. Aura Residences of College Park 

8. U Condos

9. Theatre Park Residences

10. X2 Condos

The Ripley's Aquarium topped our dataBase files once again, followed closely by Aura at College Park. Code Condos and the Bay Adelaide Centre also stayed on this list, while new addition The Academy made the chart for the first time.

Ripley's Aquarium of CanadaRendering of Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, image courtesy of Ripley Entertainment

dataBase

1. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

2. Aura Residences of College Park 

3. Union Station Revitalization 

4. The Academy Condos

5. The Code Condos

6. E Condos

7. Ten York Street Condos

8. Wellesley on the Park 

9. Bay Adelaide Centre 

10. One Park Place 

We will return next month with another roundup of the most popular headlines, Forum threads and dataBase files of the month.