We're a little late getting to it (busy busy!) but this past February was also one of the busiest months for UrbanToronto viewership, with the ever-surprising development boom bringing huge page-view numbers on the site. We've seen the birth and evolution of what promise to be some of Toronto's most exciting and dynamic building proposals, from Oxford Place, to Mirvish+Gehry, to 1 Yonge (although most of the 1 Yonge traffic has been in March - just wait this month's wrap-up!). Clearly, Toronto is hungry to stay up-to-date and learn more about its ever-changing urban form. Here are some of the news articles, Forum discussions, and dataBase entries that proved most popular with UrbanToronto readers in chilly February.
Interest is clearly high in the wider city's development, not just in the core but also in neighbourhoods such as Yonge and Eglinton, North York, and St. Lawrence/Old Town. News on projects such as Freed's Art Shoppe Condos and 'Alaska' Condos at Yonge near Lawrence have proven particularly popular.
In the Forum, users are clearly most fixated on the proposals closest to the waterfront, including many in the Southcore area, near Union Station, and projects near Fort York in the west and the Don Lands in the east.
dataBase entries that have risen to the top are, for the most part, Toronto's largest and flashiest proposed projects. This includes the new aquarium, the future tallest residential tower in Canada, and a massive, star-chitect-designed King St. West redevelopment.
6. Oxford Place
10. L Tower
Interested in more information or renderings of these projects? Follow the links or click on a dataBase entry below. Have thoughts on these UrbanToronto trends? Post a comment!