May 2012 was very eventful in Toronto, and we have the full recap for you here in this month's Topping Off post. While Forum thread discussions continue to be dominated by ten of the largest developments currently underway in the city, the top 10 news stories list contain quite a few projects that were only recently announced. The top 10 dataBase list was almost exclusively dominated by exciting new projects that are sure to make quite a mark on Toronto's urban fabric in the not-so-distant future.
Top 10 Forum Threads
We'll begin by looking at the top 10 threads. Threads are where you can find UrbanToronto's extensive community, largely unfiltered. If you want to know what the city and its development junkies really think about a project, this is the place to go. The threads are open to users from all backgrounds regardless of personal taste —sign up here and let us know what you think about any one of the hundreds of projects proposed — under construction or completed — within the GTA.
Coming in at number 1 is Aura. This project has seen a boom in construction recently as the tower component begins its ascent to a whopping 75 storeys. Massey Tower comes in at a close second with its promise of delivering an innovative design perched above one of Toronto's heritage jewels.
Top 10 News Stories
Our news page delivers the latest information to our readers, and is the easiest way to keep up-to-date with what's going on in Toronto. May 2012 saw a variety of stories make the top 10 list, with everything from public art, to large-scale district proposals to contentious zoning applications being represented.
The number 1 story was the unveiling of Zhang Huan's 'Rising' installation outside Living Shangri-La; the artwork has set a precedent for future public art compenents in developments, and has definitely contributed to the University Avenue public realm. The report of the renovations to the Delta Chelsea Hotel at Yonge and Gerrard came in at number 2.
Top 10 dataBase Projects
Our dataBase section is where we provide you with high-quaily renderings, project information and floorplans for over 300 projects in Toronto. The section is invaluable for those looking for specific information about buildings, as well as contact information for potential purchasers.
The large-scale buildings currently under construction or nearing completion in Toronto have some competion on the way, and our readers appear to be sizing up the competition. E Condos at Yonge and Egliton came in at number 1, while the first condominium to be sold in the brand new Canary District sparked interest following UrbanToronto's report on the media release earlier last month.
1. E Condos
9. INDX Condos
10. L Tower
May 2012 was a hot month for development in Toronto, and a great month here on UrbanToronto. June promises to be just as exciting with some juicy stories in the works, and even more developments to be reported on. All three sections of the site — Forum, News and dataBase — are invaluable on their own, but even better when read together! We encourage you to check all the sections of the site, and get to know Urbantoronto even better!