Another month of Toronto city-building, transportation, and real estate talk is now behind us, so we are rounding up the hottest stories, project Database files, and Forum discussions from June, 2020. 

Our Top Ten News Stories

1. Herzog & de Meuron Design 87-Storey Tower for Bay and Bloor

Looking south to 1200 Bay, image © Herzog & de Meuron

Our top story in June covered the big reveal of a pencil-thin "supertall" skyscraper planned at Bay and Bloor. In second place, a story on a new Ryerson University report covered Toronto's rise to become the fastest growing city and metropolitan area in the US and Canada. A story on a two-tower complex proposed on Queens Quay at Lower Simcoe that would include a building reaching 71 storeys high took in the #3 spot.

2. Toronto Now Fastest Growing City and Metro Area in US and Canada

3. 71-Storey Tower Among Plans for Toronto Harbourfront Site

4. Mixed-Use Redevelopment of Scarborough's Woodside Square Mall Proposed

5. Application Submitted for Six-Tower Development Near Yonge and Steeles

6. Two Towers Top Out at Transit City Complex in Vaughan

7. GTA Housing Market Rebounds From COVID-19, But Still Far From Boom Days

8. Hotel Added in Revised Pinnacle One Yonge Commercial Block Plan

9. Suggested Block Plan for 1200 Bay Supertall Among Details in Planning Docs

10. Moshe Safdie Retained in Updated ORCA Project Concept

Our Top Ten Database Files

1. The One 

The One, image courtesy of Mizrahi Developments

The One has once again captured the top spot for most popular project Database File for the fourth consecutive month, while The Well has reclaimed the second-place position after losing it to Garrison Point last month. In third place, Pinnacle One Yonge has been garnering extra attention as construction and planning progress for the block set to contain Canada's tallest building.

2.  The Well  

3. Pinnacle One Yonge 

4. 1200 Bay

5. CIBC SQUARE 

6. Garrison Point 

7. 80 Bloor Street West

8. Sugar Wharf Condos, Phase 1 

9. 1414 Bayview

10. 1 Yorkville

Our Top Ten Threads

1. The One

The One, image by Forum contributor Benito

Canada's two future tallest buildings led the pack in June. The watch for the start of above-grade construction pushed our thread for The One from #2 in May to #1 in June, followed in second place by our thread for the Pinnacle One Yonge complex. CIBC SQUARE slipped from the #1 spot in May to #3, as excitement cools off following the south tower's recent topping out.

2. Pinnacle One Yonge

3. CIBC SQUARE

4. Union Station Revitalization

5. The Well

6. YSL Residences

7. PJ Condos

8.  KING Toronto

9. Sugar Wharf Condos, Phase 1

10. The HUB

We will be back at the beginning of August for a recap of July's top news stories, Database files and Forum threads!

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