The past month has been an eventful one for us here at UrbanToronto. We've hit record numbers in Twitter, Facebook and page views, have seen the topping off of some of Toronto's most iconic buildings, as well as the announcement of some very exciting new projects. Let's take a quick look at the news, threads, and projects that have seen the most activity from those of you out in cyberland this past month.


Our news page has been swamped with activity, with stories about announced developments as well as rumours taking the top prizes. In at number one is the story we brought you before anyone else — the renderings for the Globe and Mail's new offices. A close second is the story we broke regarding the possible location of a future Apple store at the 1 Bloor West.

Early Rendering for the new Globe and Mail offices at Front and Spadina by KPMB Architects

1. First Look at New Globe and Mail Offices

2. Apple Store to Open at 1 Bloor West?

3. Living Shangri-La Officially Tops Off at 66 Storeys

4. A Glimmer of Hope for the Downtown Relief Line

5. Photo of the Day: 60-Storey Massey Tower Condos Planned for 197 Yonge Street

6. The Changing Face of Urban Development in the GTA

7. Preliminary Renderings for Freed's Sixty Colborne

8. Photo of the Day: The Lost Parking Lots of Toronto

9. 88 Scott Street's Design Modifications Are Ruffling Feathers

10. Southcore Grows with Concrete, Rebar and Light


Over in our project threads we've seen continued interest in specific projects within the downtown core. Already well into construction, the L Tower continues to figure prominently in Forum member discussion. Meanwhile, the recent soft launch of the Trump Tower and the flood of photo's we've received has sparked conversation regarding the building's design, both interior and exterior.

L Tower starts to rise above Front Street, image by androiduk

1. L Tower + Sony Centre (Castlepoint/Fernbrook/Cityzen, 58s, Libeskind/P+S)

2. Trump Tower Toronto (Talon, 57s, Zeidler)

3. Aura: Residences of College Park III (Canderel, 78s, G+C)

4. Ïce Condos/York Centre (16 York St., CadFair/Lanterra, 67 + 57 + 31s, aA)

5. Southcore Financial Ctr: Bremner Tower & Delta (GWL/bcIMC, 30 + 47s, KPMB & P+S/IBI)

6. Shangri-La (Westbank, 66s, James Cheng/Hariri Pontarini)

7. One Bloor East (1 Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, 70s, Hariri Pontarini)

8. Bay-Adelaide Centre East Tower (Brookfield, 43s, ?)

9. 45 Bay St (SITQ, 50s)

10. First Canadian Place recladding (Moed de Armas & Shannon Archs/B+H Archs/Doyle Prtns)


Our dataBase continues to grow as more projects are announced in the GTA. Providing high-quality renderings, project information as well as floorplans, the dataBase is proving itself to be a valuable resource for realtors, purchasers, as well as those of us who live and breath development. February saw the launch of two projects which have caught your attention — INDX Condos by Lifetime and Centrecourt tops off our list, while the Massey Condos come a close second.

Early rendering for INDX Condos by Lifetime and CentreCourt Developments

1. INDX Condos 

2. Massey Tower Condos

3. 88 Scott Street

4. Living Shangri-La Toronto

5. Emerald City

6. Aura at College Park

7. Union Station Revitalization

8. Rise Condos

9. Studio and Studio2 on Richmond

10. Ten York Street Condos

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