In the real estate and development industry, August tends to pass by at a crawl. Construction slows down amidst the city's scorching temperatures, and those lucky enough head off to a lakeside escape. While on the surface it appeared slow, there was still plenty of activity happening on the UrbanToronto forums, and we came up with a number of news stories that explored a variety of developments occurring throughout the GTA. As the month comes to a close we can already see the September rush gaining momentum; we've got a number of interesting developments to share with you following the long weekend that you won't want to miss.
Topping out our Top 10 news stories was a pretty impressive Then and Now, contrasting Bay and Front in 1929 to 2012. Following closely behind was an examination of the current state of the Pearson airRail link, with an in depth look at the Union Station revitalization rounding out the top three.
Our threads buzzed with debate regarding the architectural merit of a number of the city's most prominent towers, the majority of which are currently under construction. L Tower made the number one position, followed by Aura and the Trump Tower, a trio of developments that's captivated forum members for the past year.
Of particular interest to the city this August was the news regarding Ripley's Aquarium of Canada following a damning report released concerning Marineland. The dataBase page for this project lit up following the publication of the report, with people eager to see just what was going on at the bottom of the CN Tower. In second place was E Condos, followed by 88 Scott; both are projects that we expect will remain prominent over the coming year as sales ramp up and construction begins.
2. E Condos
4. L Tower
10. Britt Condos