The first month of 2015 has been quite a busy one, with plenty of development, construction and real estate news to report on around Toronto. For a look back at the previous month, we have rounded up the ten most popular news stories, dataBase pages and Forum threads of January.
 
Our Top Ten News Stories
 

1. Years of Work Revealed as Union Station Gets Unwrapped

Our most popular news article from January covered the unveiling of Union Station's beautifully restored main limestone facade on Front Street. Four of the remaining top nine articles were from our 'Growth to Watch for' series, where we summarize ongoing and future development for different areas of the city.

Detail of work on Union Station's limestone work, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Scamander

2. Bloor-Yorkville and Surroundings: Growth to Watch for in 2015

3. Preliminary Design Surfaces for 30 Bay Street Office Tower

4. Five Condos' Restored Yonge Street Facades Being Unveiled

5. Toronto's First Suburban Strip Plaza Proposed for Redevelopment

6. Downtown Toronto North: Growth to Watch for in 2015

7. Transport Infrastructure: Growth to Watch for in 2015

8. 400 Front Street West Proposed for Redevelopment

9. Church and Jarvis Streets: Growth to Watch for in 2015

10. Public Consultation Reveals New Design for 33 Avenue Road

Our Top Ten dataBase Files

1. Union Station Revitalization

The popularity of our news story on Union Station's revealed facade resulted in much traffic for the project's associated dataBase file, catapulting it to the top spot for January. In second and third place respectively, the L Tower and One Bloor east continue to draw in plenty of attention, as residents move in to the former and construction progresses on the latter.

Rendering of the Revitalized Union Station

2. L Tower

3. One Bloor East

4. 45 Bay Redevelopment

5. FIVE

6. Aura at College Park

7. Sun Life Financial Tower and Harbour Plaza Residences

8. Emerald Park

9. Ivory on Adelaide

10. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

Our Top Ten Forum Threads 

1. Aura at College Park

The 78-storey Aura at College Park is essentially complete and being populated with new residents. Despite the fact that the crane is down and the building is fully clad, Aura continues to generate lots of discussion in the project's Forum thread.

Aura at College Park, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor ChesterCopperpot

2. One Bloor East

3. L Tower

4. Sun Life Financial Tower and Harbour Plaza Residences

5. Southcore Financial Centre

6. Ïce Condominiums

7. Union Station Building Revitalization

8. The One (1-11 Bloor Street West)

9. Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower

10. Ryerson Student Learning Centre

We will return next month for a recap of February's top news stories, dataBase files and Forum threads! 

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