I fear that the unnamed developer buying up sites on Yonge is likely Canderel - I've noticed a number of for lease signs on Yonge storefronts with Canderel logos on them.
If all these projects are approved and completed, in 10 years, the area between Gerrard and Bloor east of Bay st will become a much denser section, almost another downtown of its own, just like what is happening at the entertainment district between King and Queen West. Let's see
Yonge North of College
501 Yonge (2X)
40 Wellesley E
8 Gloucester/601-613 Yonge
81 Wellesley E (?)
anything at Carlton/Church at all to fill the NE or SW corner?
Am I missing anything? How many new people these buildings will bring to north downtown?
I was wondering with the huge influx of people, will there be enough amenities, such as retail space to cope up with the change? I am sure all those who move in will have decent income.
I don't worry about transit, as these people will probably walk most of the time and it will actually relieve the pressure on Yonge if there is any impact.
Yonge street at grade in the future: Dry cleaner, Rabba, Dentist office, dry cleaner, Pizza Pizza, Bank of Montreal, dry-cleaner...and repeat.