In a month where many of us usually skip town to head for the cottage, and construction occasionally slows under the overbearing heat, there has still been quite a bit of exciting news here at UrbanToronto. Stories that covered the Ripley's Aquarium and new plans for Yonge and Bloor topped the charts this month. Check them out below!

Concept for 2 Bloor West Redevelopment, image courtesy of Oxford Properties

News

1. Progress at Ripley's Aquarium Hinting at the Finished Product

2. Renderings Surface for Sky-High 2 Bloor West Redevelopment Concept

3. New Park opens in the West Don Lands: Meet Corktown Common

4. Exhibits Moving into Ripleys Aquarium of Canada

5. New Application for Loblaws Lake Shore Site

6. All Parts of Union-Pearson Express now under construction

7. Oxford Properties Revitalizing and Expanding Square One

8. History and Modernity Meet over the Tracks at Union Station

9. Mist Garden Completes Four Seasons in Yorkville

10. Subway Extension to Vaughn Hits Another Milestone

This month the Forum was abuzz with acivity centering around some of the city's tallest — or soon to be tallest — skyscrapers, including Ice Condos, One Bloor East, and Aura at College Park. Join in on the discussions below!

Rendering of 1 Bloor East, image courtesy of Great Gulf Homes

Forum

1. One Bloor East

2. Toronto Premium Outlets

3. Ice Condos

4. Bay Adelaide Centre East

5. Aura at College Park

6. Southcore Financial Centre and Delta Toronto

7. L Tower

8. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and CN Tower pavilion

9. Waterlink at Pier 27

10. 88 Scott

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Rendering of the soon to be complete Ripleys Aquarium, image courtesy of Ripley Entertainment

dataBase

1. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

2. Corktown Common

3. Couture the Condominium

4. Aura at College Park

5. Union Station Revitalization

6. Cumberland Terrace/2 Bloor West

7. Union-Pearson Express

8. One York Street and Harbour Plaza Residences

9. Park Towns Bayview and Sheppard

10. One Bloor East

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