After a busy month that got the Fall started with exciting construction and planning news across the development industry, we are taking a look at the hottest stories, most searched project Database files, and busiest Forum discussions from September, 2022. 

Our Top Ten Most Read News Stories

The top 10 list for news stories begins at number 11, with a detailed look at the second mass timber development in Toronto, T3 Sterling Road. 

11. Timber Framing at T3 Sterling Road Climbs to 8 Storeys

Planning stories were widely enjoyed last month on the UrbanToronto site, with eight of the top 10 stories from September featuring coverage of proposed developments. One construction story managed to earn top 10 status, while at number one, a closer look at the Ontario Line was firmly in the spotlight.  

10. EQ Bank Tower Reaches Nine Storeys

9. 'True Mixed Use' 53-Storey Tower Proposed on Toronto Street

8. Sawtooth-Edged 50-Storey Proposal Would Replace St Clair-Yonge Office Building

7. 59- and 57-Storey Towers Proposed on Eglinton East 

6. 35-Storey Flatiron Building Proposed on Vaughan Road

5. Fora and Oikoi Living Propose Gaudi-Esque Partisans-Designed Tower

4. Five New Buildings Proposed to Intensify Main Square Site on the Danforth

3. 49 Storeys Proposed at Future Pape-Danforth Subway Station

2. 1970s Brutalist Building on University to be Replaced by 62-Storey Tower

1. The Ontario Line - A Big Step Forward for Toronto's Relief Line Successor

View of proposed Queen LRT Station from Queen Street facing north, image courtesy of Metrolinx

Our Top Ten Most Searched Database Files

In the Database section, the top 10 list welcomes number 16 to get things started. The M1 & M2 at M City thread received more than a few clicks as construction work continued on the futuristic multi-tower project in Mississauga. 

16. M1 & M2 at M City

After debuting in the third spot in its first month of existence in the database, 8 Elm has now reached number two in database engagement, behind the immovable favourite, The One. Interestingly, KING Toronto regained a spot in the top five, while the impressive newcomer 15-17 Elm took number four in its first month. 

10. Lower Don Lands Redevelopment

9. CIBC SQUARE

8. Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 1)

7. 160 Front West

6. The Well

5. KING Toronto

4. 15-17 Elm

3. Pinnacle One Yonge

2. 8 Elm

1. The One

Southwest facing view of proposed development at 15-17 Elm Street, image courtesy of Fora Developments

Our Top Ten Busiest Threads

No, it's not deja-vu; coincidence seems to have played its hand in the monthly roundup, with Mississauga's M1 & M2 at M City coming in at number 16 in Database engagement, just like it did in the Forum.

16. M1 & M2 at M City

The Lower Don Lands Redevelopment and the St Lawrence Market North found themselves in the top 10 busiest forum threads for the first time in a month when interest in infrastructure projects remained high. At the top of the list, 160 Front Street and The Well both reclaimed spots in the top three. 

10. Eglinton Line 5 Crosstown LRT

9. Lower Don Lands Redevelopment

8. St Lawrence Market North

7. Ontario Line

6. Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 1)

5. Pinnacle One Yonge

4. CIBC SQUARE

3. The Well

2. 160 Front West

1. The One

Northwest facing view of the redevelopment of the St Lawrence Market North Building, image courtesy of City of Toronto

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

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