There remains almost no area in the city that is immune to Toronto's densification. Beyond the core, there is pressure to develop the waterfront, underused parcels, derelict lands, and the overall reach of the GTA. UrbanToronto readers eager to see the city transform have more than enough to sink their teeth into. Here are some of the most popular news articles, Forum discussions, and dataBase listings over the last month.
The biggest news story to catch UT readers' attention last month is Toronto's new status, having overtaken Chicago in population and positioning itself as the fourth largest city in North America, behind urban heavyweights Mexico City, New York City and Los Angeles. It's likely the city will only continue to grow at a rapid pace, particularly with such initiatives as Canada's newly launched Start-Up Visa program that seeks to attract highly skilled entrepreneurial immigrants. Interest was high in the city's broader stories too, including the city's boldest developments such as 1 Yonge St and of course, the ongoing casino saga...
Major mixed-use projects continue to figure prominently in Forum discussions, particularly regarding Toronto's expanding financial core and entertainment district. Already in construction, the One Bloor East project is going to be a game-changer for the Yonge-Bloor area, its tower far surpassing (in height, anyway) everything this far north. Ïce Condominiums and Southcore Financial Centre on York Street near the waterfront continue to intrigue readers who comment regularly.
Our dataBase continues to grow with each new entry as more projects are announced regularly in the GTA. The dataBase is a repository for architectural renderings, project information as well as floorplans. The projects that continue to hold steady at the top of the pile are, for the most part, Toronto's largest and flashiest proposals. These include the new aquarium, a glass skyscraper anchored by a triangular wedge-shaped base at Ten York St, and a massive, condo conglomerate at 1 Yonge.
3. 1 Yonge
4. Oxford Place
5. 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!