Our annual Growth to Watch For series is back for another year, bigger, taller, and more comprehensive than ever before. Over the course of the year, we're bringing you to every significant development happening across the city and beyond the 416 into the Greater Toronto Area. We're covering everything from projects just proposed, to those advancing their way through the planning process, to those already under construction or about to be completed.

A total of 25 reports will be available to subscribers throughout the year, with six released so far. (Details about how to get them can be found at the bottom of this article.) For a taste of what's offered in the seventh report, here's a sneak peek at the area highlighted.

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This edition of our Growth to Watch For series moves east from our last instalment exploring North Etobicoke and Weston, heading further into the former municipalities of York and North York. Zig-zagging our way eastward, we explore the area of the city north from Eglinton Avenue up to Highway 401, stretching from Black Creek Drive in the west nearly to Yonge Street in the east. Working our way through several diverse neighbourhoods and avenues, we highlight all projects currently under construction or nearly complete, all proposals moving through the planning process, and all developments in the early stages of design.

Map of the Yorkdale - York Mills Boundary, image retrieved from Apple Maps

This report covers a range of project types, from smaller low-rise communities like what is proposed by The Daniels Corporation at 2175 Keele, to mid-rise builds like Lanterra DevelopmentsGlenhill Condominiums, all the way up to large multi-tower developments like Gupta Group's proposed Holiday Inn Hotel replacement at 3450 Dufferin. The latter is among the larger projects covered in this report, consisting of a trio of IBI Group-designed towers.

3450 Dufferin Street, image courtesy of Gupta Homes

Another large project on the horizon for this neighbourhood is the proposed long-term redevelopment of the sea of surface parking surrounding Oxford PropertiesYorkdale Mall. Different options for the proposed master-planned community are being considered with varying mixes of residential, commercial, and retail uses. The area's suburban shape is being rethought for more than just malls: just south of Yorkdale, TCHC is working away on the largest revitalization project in its history with a redevelopment of the Lawrence Heights neighbourhood. Working with partners Context Development and Metropia, all 1,208 rent-geared-to-income units in Lawrence Heights will be replaced with new subsidized housing, while 4,902 new market-priced residential units will be added in the form of high-rises, mid-rises, and townhouses.

Concept rendering of the Lawrence Heights Revitalization, image courtesy of TCHC

New Growth to Watch For 2019 reports are being released on a regular basis, each covering a different section of the Greater Toronto Area. The series' upcoming eighth report will move north, covering the various changes taking place in the stretch from Downsview up to York University, spanning from Highway 400 in the west to just shy of Yonge Street in the east.

Subscribers can get access to existing and future reports for the year on our Growth to Watch For 2019 landing page. Subscribe today as a standalone subscription purchase for $199+tax, and you'll receive access to all 25 reports.