With over 2.75 million views this month, including around 225,000 unique visitors, it has been another big month for UrbanToronto. To round up the highlights of the last month, we have collected the 10 most popular news stories, Forum threads, and dataBase files of November.



November’s top new story was the late-month announcement of a Sak’s Fifth Avenue Canadian flagship location planned to replace the large “The Bay” location at Yonge and Bloor. We also took you up many of Toronto’s most notable construction projects, including ICE Condos, L Tower and Aura at College Park, for an up-close look at recent progress.

The Bay at Yonge and Bloor, image from Google Streetview

1. Bloor-Yonge Bay Store to become Sak’s Canadian Flagship

2. Soaring Tower Proposed for 80 Bloor Street West at Bay

3. Touring Lanterra's Ice Condos: Part 2 - Building The Swiss Cheese Roofs

4. L Tower's Top Floors: Part 3, The Penthouses

5. Davpart set to Reinvent 481 University Top and Bottom

6. MOD's Massey Tower set to Rejuvenate Yonge Street Theatre Block

7. And Then It Was Gone: Concourse Building Awaits Reincarnation

8. Answering Your Questions about Canderel's Aura at College Park

9. Thanks Mayor Rob Ford: UrbanToronto's Site Traffic is Soaring!

10. Metrolinx Awards Contract for Crosstown LRT East Tunnel Section



Fueled by the proverbial circus at City Hall, the popular Rob Ford-related thread found in the “Toronto Issues” section of Forum was the busiest thread of November, measured in both traffic and volume of posts.

Anti-Ford protest in front of City Hall, image by Jack Landau

1. Mayor Rob Ford’s Toronto  

2. Aura at College Park

3. ICE Condominiums

4. One Bloor East

5. L Tower  

6. Theatre Park

7. Waterlink at Pier 27

8. Bay Adelaide Centre - East

9. Southcore Financial Centre and Delta Toronto

10. FIVE Condos



The mid-October opening of Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada has kept the project’s dataBase listing at the front of the pack, an obvious sign of the new attraction’s positive reception. The aquarium is not only notable for topping the list for the 5th month in a row, but also for being the only non-high-rise project to make the top 10.

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

1. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

2. Aura at College Park

3. 1 Yorkville

4. One York and Harbour Plaza Residences

5. One Bloor East

6. L Tower

7. ICE Condos

8. 50 Bloor Street West

9. Mirvish + Gehry Toronto

10. Backstage on The Esplanade


We will return for a recap of December’s top news stories, dataBase listings and Forum threads at the start of the new year. 

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