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 19 previously released. (Details about how to get them can be found at the bottom of this article.) For a taste of what's offered in the 20th report, here's a sneak peek at the area highlighted.

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Our Downtown Core report picks up where U of T/West of Downtown report left off, heading east on little Orde Street just south College and arriving at University Avenue. From here, this instalment zigzags through an area of the city bounded by Gerrard Street to the north, Victoria Street to the east, the rail corridor to the south, and Simcoe Street/University Avenue to the west, covering almost 40 project along the way.

Area covered in our Downtown Toronto Core report, base image from Google Earth

The area featured in this report includes some of the tallest and densest developments planned and underway in the country, including several that would rank among Canada’s top ten tallest if built today. These include significant residential developments currently underway like the 85-storey, 299-metre YSL Residences, as well as future tall residential projects like Chelsea Green just across Yonge to the west, which includes towers as tall as 84 storeys.

Looking northeast to YSL Residences, image courtesy of Cresford Developments

This report also includes several major office towers, including projects already under construction like the 46-storey office tower being built at 160 Front West and the 32-storey north tower being built at the Bay Adelaide Centre. Even taller office towers are proposed in the area, with new projects like the 52-storey Union Centre and 64-storey Commerce Court 3 currently working their way through Toronto's planning process.

Looking north to Union Centre, image courtesy of Allied and Westbank

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 21st report will move west of Downtown, where more growth is unfolding.

Subscribers can get access to the complete 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.

The following areas have already been covered this year: 

1.  Entertainment District  

2.  King West, Queen West, and More  

3.  South Etobicoke  

4.  Etobicoke Centre and Bloor West  

5.  Dupont, the Junction, and St. Clair West  

6.  North Etobicoke & Weston  

7.  York to Yorkdale to York Mills  

8.  Downsview & York University  

9.  North York Centre and Willowdale  

10.  North Scarborough  

11.  Central Scarborough  

12.  Beaches, Leslieville, & The Danforth  

13.  East York and Don Mills  

14.  Midtown-Eglinton to St. Clair  

15.  Bloor-Yorkville and Rosedale

16. Corktown-Regent Park-Cabbagetown 

17. Jarvis & Church Corridors 

18. Downtown Toronto North 

19. U of T: West of Downtown …and now…

20. Downtown Toronto Core

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