March was a very busy month at UrbanToronto, where big news like the reveal of Mizrahi DevelopmentsThe One and a revised design for DiamondcorpAllied REIT, and RioCan's The Well gave us plenty to talk about. We also got our first real look at big new projects like Daniels Waterfront and the finalists for the redesign of the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal. It was such a big month in fact, that the very popular stories on Westbank's redevelopment plans for Honest Ed's and Mirvish Village—to be called Bloor and Bathurst—just missed out on being in the Top Ten (so we're giving it a little play here). Here's what did make our lists:
Our Top Ten News Stories

1. The Top Ten Tallest Towers Coming to Toronto's Skyline

The most popular story of March was our roundup of the top ten tallest developments proposed for Toronto. This is one of the three articles featuring Mizrahi Developments' The One out of our ten most popular from the month, also taking the #2 and #5 spots.

Rendering of Mizrahi's The One and the Toronto skyline, image courtesy of Mizrahi

2. Mizrahi Developments' 'The One' to be Canada's Tallest Building

3. York GO Concourse Set to Open This Spring at Union Station

4. Design of The Well Development at Spadina and Front Evolving

5. Unique Features Proposed for Mizrahi Developments' The One

6. First Gulf Engages the Community on Transformative 'Project 21'

7. Metrolinx's Union Pearson Express Being Readied to Open

8. Waterfront Toronto Reveals Ferry Terminal Competition Entries

9. Transportation Plan for Pan Am Games Detailed

10.'Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts' to Replace Guvernment

Our Top Ten dataBase Files

1. The One

The One easily took the top spot for most popular dataBase file of March. The proposed development's presence on nation-wide mainstream media generated much public interest, and our three stories covering the planned "supertall" were very well received.

Mizrahi's The One, proposed to be the tallest building in Canada, image courtesy of Mizrahi

2. One Bloor East

3. The Well

4. Union Station Revitalization

5. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

6. Pan Am Village in the West Don Lands

7. 1-7 Yonge

8. HNR Dundas Square Tower

9. L Tower

10. Mirvish+Gehry Toronto

Our Top Ten Forum Threads 

1. Sun Life Financial Tower and Harbour Plaza Residences

Menkes' Sun Life Financial Tower is growing taller and taller at 1 York Street, while the attached Harbour Plaza Residences condo towers are just starting to rise from the development's shared podium. With Target's retreat from Canada a large chunk of retail space in the Sun Life/Harbour Plaza complex is now up for grabs, generating plenty of speculation about who could go in there in our Forum thread for the project.

Aerial view of the Sun Life Financial Tower and Harbour Plaza Residences, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor UrbanOptic

2. One Bloor East

3. Backstage on The Esplanade

4. 1 Yonge

5. L Tower

6. Union Station Revitalization

7. ICE Condominiums

8. The One

9. Picasso

10. FIVE Condos

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

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