Halloween is now in the books and the air is getting colder, but throughout the month of October, various proposals and active construction projects across the GTA were heating up. To keep our readers up-to-date on what is new and exciting on UrbanToronto, we have condensed the month of October by providing the 10 most popular News articles, Forum threads, and dataBase files of last month! 


October’s top stories included a look at the new TTC Union Subway Station second platform, the newly-opened Ripley’s Aquarium at the foot of the CN Tower, and a bold new high-rise condo proposal for the corner of Yonge and Yorkville.

Construction at Union Station, image by Jack Landau

1.     What's Going On Beneath Front St? TTC Works on Union Subway Station

2.     Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Opens at the base of the CN Tower

3.     Bazis and Plaza's First 1 Yorkville Rendering Released

4.     Canderel's Aura Now Has Most Storeys In Canada

5.     Plans Evolve for 55-Storey Tower at 480 University

6.     Art Deco Concourse Building Coming Down For New Office Tower

7.     Public Realm Tops Concerns for Pinnacle and the City at 1 Yonge

8.     Public Meeting on Future of the Gardiner Expressway East

9.     Construction of L Tower sees Progress from Top to Bottom

10.   Freed's Sixty Colborne to Feature Unique "Openair" Window Design



A change in our Forum structure this month divided the Projects & Construction Forum into two separate sections, moving low-rise residential projects into their own section. October was a hot month for Toronto’s tallest projects, both under construction and proposed, with 9 out of the 10 most popular Forum threads over the past month focusing on high-rise projects.

Aura at College Park, image by Jack Landau

1.       Aura at College Park 

2.       45 Bay 

3.       Mirvish+Gehry Toronto

4.       L Tower 

5.       Ïce Condos 

6.       One Bloor East 

7.       Theatre Park 

8.       Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada 

9.       Southcore Financial Centre and Bremner Tower 

10.     One York Street & Harbour Plaza Residences



Our dataBase is growing fast, now closing in on 600 files, with frequent new projects and regular updates on existing project details. Here is a look at October’s ten most popular dataBase listings.

Inside Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, image by Jack Landau

1.       Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

2.       Aura at College Park

3.       1 - 7 Yonge (Toronto Star Lands)

4.       One York Street & Harbour Plaza Residences

5.       Bay Adelaide Centre

6.       L Tower

7.       88 Scott Street

8.       One Bloor East

9.       Massey Tower

10.     Theatre Park

Related Companies:  American Standard (part of Lixil Canada Inc.), B+H Architects, Brandon Communications, Canderel Residential , CFMS Consulting Inc., Cosburn Nauboris Landscape Architects, EllisDon, Entuitive, GCB Inside, GCB interior architecture inc., Graziani + Corazza Architects, IBI Group, PRO-BEL, Ripley Entertainment, RJC Engineers, Ryan Design International, Stephenson Engineering, The Mitchell Partnership Inc., Toronto Transit Commission, Waterfront Toronto