It's that time of year again! Rounding up another busy year of city building, we are returning with our sixth annual UrbanToronto Year-End Readers' Poll, giving you the chance to vote on your favourite new buildings completed over the last 12 months. This year, we are back with 44 newly completed projects spread across the city.
This year's candidates have been grouped into height ranges, giving you the chance to pick a favourite in each grouping. We have split them into… Favourite Building from 6 to 9 storeys; Favourite Building from 10 to 19 storeys; Favourite Building from 20 to 29 storeys; Favourite Building from 30 to 39 storeys; and Favourite Building 40 storeys and above.
At the bottom of this article you will find a link to the poll, but first, we'll take a quick look at this year's qualifying buildings by group, presenting thumbnail images. Links to each project's Database file and Project Forum thread will bring you to where you can see more about each buildings, if you are not familiar enough with them.
6 to 9 storeys:
Our first category covers the more sensitively-scaled mid-rise buildings that have been built in 2019. This category includes (upper left to lower right) Picnic, The High Park II, the University Heights Professional and Medical Centre, Enigma on the Park, 35 McCaul Street, Kingsway Village Square, Residences at The Hunt Club, 4 The Kingsway, 80 Atlantic Avenue, 875 Queen East, Diva Condo, J. Davis House, Logan Residences, and Hill and Dale Residences.
10 to 19 storeys:
Our next category highlights the taller mid-rise and low high-rise buildings that fall between 10 and 19 storeys. This category includes (upper left to lower right) Kings Club at King High Line, The Perry Condos, King Portland Centre and Kingly Condos, Aquavista at Bayside, Regent Park's Block 17N, The Jack Condos, The Bennett on Bayview, The Barrington Condos, and The Sumach by Chartwell in Regent Park.
20 to 29 storeys:
Our category for buildings in the 20s features just six candidates; Montgomery Square, the final phase of Treviso Condos, Lillian Park, Minto Westside, River City Condos Phase 3, and The Wyatt in Regent Park.
30 to 39 storeys:
Nine candidates are up for the best 30 to 39-storey building category, including 50 at Wellesley Station, Beacon Condos, West 22 at Weston Common, the duo of Opus and Omega on the Park Condos at Concord Park Place, 411 Church Street, 155 Redpath Condominiums, Ryerson University's Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex, Avani2 at Metrogate Condos, and The Eglinton.
40 storeys and above:
Seven candidates will duke it out for the distinction of best tall building, including YC Condos, Ten York Street Condos, The Britt Condos, Dundas Square Gardens, Monde, E Condos, and Grid Condos.
You can vote up until 11:59 PM on New Year's Day, January 1, 2019. We will announce the winners on the day after.
In the meantime, spread the word! The more votes, the better the poll reflects Torontonians' feelings about the way the city is developing. You do not need to be an UrbanToronto member to vote. Voice your opinions on this year's candidates and share the poll on social media using the hashtag, #UrbanTorontoPoll. Click this link to go to the survey now… and have fun!
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