With another month of Toronto city-building, transportation, and real estate talk now in the books, we are taking a look at the hottest stories, project Database files, and Forum discussions from August, 2022. 

Our Top Ten Most Read News Stories

Our top 10 news stories for this month begins at #18, with a story about a 35-storey development from Fora that is a flashy example of the urban intensification that continues to trend upwards in Midtown.

18. Fora Submits Proposal for 35-Storey Residential Development in Midtown

The unlikely feature in August's top 10 is a photo of the day coming in at #8, while a few neighbourhood specific pieces attracted above average engagement as well. At the #1 spot, we find our coverage of the 63-storey tower at 350 Bloor Street East, grabbing attention with its brutalist inspired design.   

10. Osmington Gerofsky and WJ Properties Propose 4 Infill Towers in Flemingdon Park

9. Collaboration with Simu Liu Among Highlights of 8 Elm Street Proposal

8. The Loblaw Groceterias Building Lives Again

7. Striking Mixed-Use Condo Proposed Beside York Mills Subway

6. Originate Shares 58-Storey Concept for Jarvis and Earl

5. Forum and Slate Bring OMA to Toronto on Lombard Street

4. Mimico Strip Plaza Proposed for Mid-Rise Redevelopment

3. Menkes and Forgestone Propose Four Towers at Foresters Site 

2. Proposal Would Increase Density on Etobicoke Plaza Site

1. 63-Storey Tower Proposed Atop Brutalist Mid-Rise on Bloor East

Arial view of the proposed 63-story brutalist tower facing southwest, image from submission to City of Toronto

Our Top Ten Most Searched Database Files

Reaffirming its place in the popularity ranks this month at the #12 spot, 350 Bloor Street opens up our top 10 database files following its impressive showing in the news section. 

12. 350 Bloor East

The One continues its reign as the biggest fish in the database pond while several other familiar names remain firmly planted in the top 10. However, it was 8 Elm that made a splash this month, claiming the #3 rank just weeks after being announced. 

10. Forma

9. Lower Don Lands Redevelopment

8. 100 Lombard

7. CIBC Square

6. 160 Front West

5. Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 1)

4. The Well

3. 8 Elm

2. Pinnacle One Yonge

1. The One

IBI's design for 8-Elm pictured from street level at Yonge Dundas Square facing northwest, image courtesy of Reserve Properties

Our Top Ten Busiest Threads

The top 10 threads was extended to 12 this month as transportation became all the rage in the UT Forum. Just beyond the top 10 at #11 and #15 we have 2 transit improvement projects, both under construction.

11. Davenport Diamond

15. Finch West LRT

The transportation craze continued into the top 10 this month with an uptick in engagement in threads for the Ontario Line, the Crosstown LRT, and Union Station, while in new tower development, Sugar Wharf Phase 1 Condos climbed up to #2 for the first time. 

10. Concord Canada House

9. Union Station Revitalization

8. Ontario Line

7. Eglinton Line 5 Crosstown LRT

6. Pinnacle One Yonge

5. The Well

4. 160 Front West

3. CIBC Square

2. Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 1)

1. The One

View Of Sugar What Towers under construction seen from Toronto Island, image by UT Forum contributor AlbertC

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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