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 416 and beyond into the Greater Toronto Area. We're covering everything from brand new proposals, to those inching 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 12 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 13th report, here's a sneak peek at the area highlighted.
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This edition of our Growth to Watch For series picks up where our previous one—the Beaches, Leslieville & The Danforth report—left off at Danforth Avenue and Dawes Road. This report picks up again going northbound on Dawes, moving west through central East York, north on Broadview then east on O'Connor, followed by a run north along Victoria Park. Once we arrive at Parkwoods Village, we follow it onto York Mills, heading west to Bayview, checking out new development both to the north and south. From there we head through Toronto's affluent Bridle Path area and into Don Mills, then move through Thorncliffe Park before ending this part of the tour in Leaside.
The area featured in this report is home to several large-scale developments, including Aspen Ridge Homes' planned Crosstown Community. at Don Mills and Eglinton. This redevelopment of the 60-acre/24-hectare Celestica industrial site would create a new master-planned community with residential and commercial space adjacent to the new Science Centre Crosstown LRT station.
Crosstown Community is just one of many projects being planned along Eglinton in advance of the new transit line's targeted to open in 2021, with Tridel's now-under-construction Auberge on the Park community taking a similar approach near the future Sunnybrook Park LRT stop. The Crosstown LRT runs roughly 6.5 kilometres through the heart of the area covered in the report, which will be served by three stations and four at-grade stops, and various projects are set to add new levels of density to the neighbourhoods along this route.
Smaller-scaled buildings planned and under construction are filling in gaps across the area, including townhome communities and a wide collection of mid-rise developments. Some of the many mid-rises included in this report include a 10-storey U-shaped condo building at 1861 O'Connor Drive, near Victoria Park and Eglinton. Designed by Studio JCI, the building would replace a strip plaza with new residential units perched above at-grade retail, a good representation of how rising suburban land values are fostering a more walkable, pedestrian-friendly future for redevelopment areas.
New Growth to Watch For 2019 reports are being released on an ongoing basis, each covering a different section of the Greater Toronto Area. The series' upcoming 14th report will move into the heart of Midtown Toronto, one of the busiest areas for development in the region.
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.