Topping Off May 2021: What Was Hot on UrbanToronto

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 May, 2021. 

Our Top Ten News Stories

1. 212 King West a Supertall Order for the Design Review Panel

Topping Off, May 2021212 King West, image via submission to the City of Toronto.

Our top story of May covered the 212 King West project’s appearance at Toronto’s Design Review Panel. In second place, an update on the Halo project generated attention as the new condo tower rises above Yonge Street. In third place, a close-up look at the steel structure of The One took the #3 spot.

2. Halo Rising Above Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto

3. Photos Reveal Massive Scale of The One’s Rising Steel Superstructure

4. CIBC SQUARE North Tower Work Proceeding as South Tower Prepares to Open

5. Four-Building Rental Complex Proposed Beside Guildwood GO Station

6. Proposed Esports Venue for Exhibition Place Out of Scale at DRP

7. First Capital and Greybrook Revise 33 Avenue Road Plan

8. Steve Driscoll Artworks Grace First Phase CIBC SQUARE Lobby

9. Underground Forming Heating Up for The Thornhill

10. Eight Cumberland Soon to Join Bloor-Yorkville Skyline

Our Top Ten Database Files

1. The One   

Topping Off, January, 2021, UrbanTorontoThe One, 85-storey version, designed by Foster + Partners and Core Architects for Mizrahi DevelopmentsThe 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. May’s results are once again unchanged from October, November, December, January, February, March, and April! 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.

2. Pinnacle One Yonge  

3. The Well  

4. ORCA Project   

5. Nobu Residences Toronto 

6. Sugar Wharf Condominiums Phase 1 


8.  160 Front West 

9.  Mirvish Village  

10. YSL Residences


Our Top Ten Threads

1. The One

Topping Off, May 2021The One, image by Forum contributor Northern Light

The One also claimed the #1 spot for the most popular Forum thread in May, holding this position since March. In second place and third place, the threads for Pinnacle One Yonge and CIBC SQUARE haves also held onto their spots from last month. 

2. Pinnacle One Yonge  


4. The Well    160 Front West

5. Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 1)

6. TeaHouse 501 Yonge Condominiums 

7. 160 Front West

8. Ontario Line

9. M1 & M2 at M City

10. Union Station Revitalization 

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

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