Another month of Toronto city-building, transportation, and real estate talk is now behind us, so we are looking back at what were the hottest stories, project Database files, and Forum discussions from August, 2021. 

Our Top Ten News Stories

1. Resubmission Proposes Residential Additions to East Harbour Plan

Rendering of the East Harbour proposal looking east across the Don River, image via submission to City of Toronto

July's top news story covered the evolving plans for the enormous, mixed-use East Harbour development. In second place, an end of June story covering the impressive crane count in Toronto and the surrounding region remained hot throughout July. Our third most popular story of the month highlighted a recent Design Review Panel appearance for the latest proposed phase in the King East Centre complex.

2. Toronto Rules North American Skies with the Most Cranes By Far

3. Revised King East Centre Wins Support of Design Review Panel

4. Freed and Fengate Hire AS+GG to Redesign Skyscraping Project in Don Mills

5. Retail Glazing Appears as First Finishes for Mizrahi's The One

6. Grand Central Mimico Bringing Transit-Oriented Community to Etobicoke

7. GO Bay Concourse Opens at Union Station

8. The Thornhill Soon to Rise Above Bathurst Street 

9. Plans Tweaked, Construction Begins on Project in West Don Lands

10. Proposed Office Tower Takes Inspiration From Queen Street Viaduct 

Our Top Ten Database Files

1. The One   

The One, 85-storey version, designed by Foster + Partners and Core Architects for Mizrahi Developments

Our top three projects of the month have all remained at the top for several months now. July's results are once again unchanged from October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, and June! The two tallest buildings now under construction in Toronto, The One and Pinnacle One Yonge, once again claimed the #1 and #2 spots, and the largest individual construction site in Toronto, The Well, remains at #3. CIBC SQUARE has also held onto its #4 spot for another month.

2. Pinnacle One Yonge  

3. The Well  


5. 160 Front West   

6. PJ Condos

7. Sugar Wharf Condominiums Phase 1   

8. East Harbour

9. Nobu Residences Toronto

10. KING Toronto


Our Top Ten Threads

1. The One

The One, image by Forum contributor steveve

The One also claimed the #1 spot for the most popular Forum thread in July, holding onto this position continuously since March. The project threads for CIBC SQUARE and Pinnacle One Yonge have been swapping their #2 and #3 spots for a few months now, continuing the trend in July.

2. Pinnacle One Yonge 


4. 160 Front West   

5. The Well 

6. Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 1)

7. YSL Residences

8. L Tower

9. Hurontario LRT

10. Time & Space Condos


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

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