75-Storey Yonge Street Proposal Turns Heads, Interest Peaks in Yorkville Construction | UrbanToronto

Opening the new year with another month of concrete pouring, tower climbing, and ambitious design, January of 2023 was active as ever in all corners of Toronto’s development industry. New development proposals from late last year continued to populate the City’s Development Applications website, while construction enjoyed some time in the spotlight, with exciting progress seen on new transit infrastructure and new buildings alike. Here is the January roundup of the most popular news stories, database files, and forum threads on UrbanToronto!

Our Top 10 Most Read News Stories:

Our Top 10 News Stories list begins at number 14, with a nod to our most recent Topping Off story, looking back at everything that had UrbanToronto’s audience hooked in 2022. The list provided some interesting insights on the trends of an unpredictable year, and proved that nothing gets clicks like a new transit project — except The One, of course, which remains in a league of its own. 

14. Tall Stories: Topping Off 2022 on UrbanToronto

On the list of our most popular news stories from the month of January, construction updates saw some above-average engagement, with the rapid intensification of Yorkville emerging as a particularly buzz-worthy topic. In first place, a story that could very well be one of the most popular of the year broke early in the month, when developer KingSett proposed a 75-storey tower on Yonge Street. If that story sounds familiar, it’s because they proposed another development of 76 storeys right across the street just a few months earlier. 

10. Eight Cumberland Tops Off as Yorkville’s Density Spike Continues

9. High-Rises Proposed to Replace Low-Rises at Royal York and Gardiner

8. First 70Ft Steel Struts Installed for Portland Commons Cantilever

7. 62-Storey ’11 YV’ Now Rising Above Its Podium in Bloor-Yorkville

6. Tunnelling for Scarborough Subway Gets Underway With ‘Diggy Scardust’

5. First Structure Cladding Panels at The One Reveal Champagne Finish

4. Revised Plans for 5-Tower Canada Square Site Ups Public Space, More

3. Infill Proposal Would Add 35-Storey Rental Tower to Etobicoke Apartment Site



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