The past month at UrbanToronto has been quite eventful. Our Twitter page has just hit over 20,000 followers, our Facebook page is approaching 4,000 fans, and the city of Toronto is growing faster than ever. Torontonians are definitely checking out UrbanToronto's news, forums, and dataBase for all things urban development in Toronto. Let's take a look at the projects that have seen the most traffic from UrbanToronto visitors. 


Our news page featured some suprising hits this month.

Our most read story was our provocative April Fools article, purporting to reveal more detailed plans for the Downtown Relief Line through Toronto's core. Transportation issues are near and dear to Torontonians' hearts, and the story offered some mostly serious food for thought about the proposed subway line. As a prank we know it worked to a good degree as it got significant attention in various transportation agency offices in the GTA. Some of the ideas presented in it will resurface in the future… well, they'll re-sub-surface, we should say…

Second more popular was our story on the interesting Ontario Place proposal by Scott Dickson titled "Ontario Place Redux". In third place was the most popular news article on a development that actually is in play right now, namely the proposed 45-storey condominum tower at 70 Carlton Street. You'll find all the links below!

Ontario Place Redux, image by Scott Dickson

1. TTC Narrows Down DRL Subway Route Through Toronto's Core (April Fools!)

2. Ontario Place Redux: a Unique Plan For A Unique Destination

3. Tribute Moving Forward On Condo Across From Loblaws At MLG

4. 3C Lakeshore Waterfront Project To Transform Lower Don Lands

5. CN Tower and the Ripley's Aquarium Race to Summer Openings

6. Update on the Union Pearson Express: Electrification by 2017?

7. More Details Emerge On Pinnacle's Skyscraping 1 & 7 Yonge Proposal

8. A Trip to The Top of Tridel's 300 Front Street West

9. While Porter Orders Jets, Airport Tunnel Is Halfway To Completion

10. Toronto Is Home: A Video by Javin Lau


For those of you who like to discuss Toronto's newest developments, the Ice Condos at York Centre was a popular development this month, coming in at number one. Meanwhile, the nearly completed L Tower comes in at second place, and the ever-polarizing Aura at College Park comes in at third.

Ïce Condominums at York Centre, image by Lanterra

1. Ice Condos at York Centre (Lanterra, 57 + 67s, aA)

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

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

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

5. One York (Menkes, 35s, &c) + Harbour Plaza Residences (90 Harbour St, 62 + 66s, aA)

6. Aquarium of Canada & CN Tower Retail Pavillion (Canada Lands/Ripley, 3s, B+H)

7. Residences at the RCMI (426 University, Tribute, 42s, Zeidler)

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

9. One Bloor East (1 Bloor St E., Great Gulf Homes, 75s, Hariri Pontarini)

10. Mirvish+Gehry Toronto (ProjectCore, 82 + 84 + 86s, Gehry)


Our dataBase continues to grow with more developments being added every week. Each dataBase listing provides high quality renderings, information on each development, and links to realtors and developers websites. The most popular dataBase page was Ripley's Aquarium of Canada as it nears completion for a Summer 2013 opening. The L Tower (also nearly finished) came in right below. One York has also been a popular dateBase listing, coming in just below L Tower.

Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada, image by Ripley's

1. Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada

2. L Tower

3. One York Street & Harbour Plaza Residences

4. 383 Sorauren Avenue

5. Aura at College Park

6. Yonge & Rich Condominiums

7. One Bloor East

8. Union Station Revitalization

9. 3C Waterfront

10. CN Tower Entry Pavilion

What will be most popular in May? There's so much going on, it's anyone's guess!

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