Another year gone, another year of growth is on the way. Our annual Growth to Watch For series returns, and this year it is bigger, taller, and more comprehensive than ever before. We bring you every significant development happening across the city, and we'll venture beyond the 416 into the Greater Toront Area, from projects just proposed, to those advancing their way through the planning process, to those already under construction or about to be completed.
Our count last year totalled 882 projects within Toronto's borders, and the numbers look set to increase once again this year. 2018 was a landmark year that saw several high-profile projects get underway, from Toronto's first two supertall towers beginning construction with The One and Pinnacle One Yonge, to transformative master plans like Mirvish Village and The Well beginning to materialize. TOCore was implemented while Reimagining Yonge was not, and Toronto's remake of its parks and public spaces continues with iconic projects like the Meadoway, the Bentway, and Rail Deck Park.
We released our first report of the year last week covering the Entertainment District, and there is a lot to look forward to in 2019. We move west for a peek at what's in our second report of 2019, along with details on how to find the full picture.
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This report tours all the development and construction happening in West Queen West, Parkdale, Roncesvalles, King West, Liberty Village, and Fort York areas. Meandering through these ever-popular and steadily growing districts, we have compiled a list of all developments nearing completion, under construction, moving through the planning process, or simply proposed as grand ideas for the future.
In this report, you'll see architecturally-daring projects like Hines' 3XN-designed tower planned at 64-86 Bathurst, as well as the recent PARTISANS and Janet Rosenberg + Studio-led upgrades to Ontario Place, and that public space's uncertain future as the provincial government considers sweeping changes. Carving across a large stretch of the area being covered, popular public space The Bentway will continue to expand in the future, including plans currently advancing for a new 170-metre long pedestrian bridge over Fort York Boulevard.
Other areas of interest include the growing cluster of density in the Liberty Village neighbourhood, and various mid-rise and infill projects in the King West and Queen West areas.
Our report covers in detail both the buildings planned for the area and those currently under construction. To get access to it, the enhanced-scope 2019 series is being offered in two ways:
- to annual subscribers of UrbanToronto's New Development Insider (NDI) newsletter, a daily subscription-based service offering the latest planning, development, and construction news, and
- as a standalone subscription purchase for $199+tax.
For those looking to subscribe to our NDI service, a free one-week trial is available for a limited time. New and existing NDI subscribers will get the daily newsletter service, along with multiple comprehensive Growth to Watch For updates per month.
New GTWF instalments will appear on a regular basis, each covering another section of the Greater Toronto Area. Our next instalment heads even further west, covering the explosion of new projects both planned and already under construction in South Etobicoke, including the high-density Humber Bay Shores community. You can subscribe to the year's Growth to Watch For features here. For more information, please feel free to reach out to us here.