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 20 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 21st report, here's a sneak peek at the area highlighted.

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Our Central Waterfront report picks up where our Downtown Core report left off, starting on Bay Street just east of Union Station before covering everything planned and under construction south of the rail corridor stretching from Bathurst Street all the way to the Port Lands. The area contains some of the tallest proposals in the country, as well as comprehensive master-planned communities that have the potential to transform skyline views for decades to come.

The area covered by the Central Waterfront report, base image from Google Maps

Some of Toronto's most notable projects are already unfolding in the coverage area, including the first phase of Hines and Ivanhoe Cambridge's CIBC Square office complex. The first of two Wilkinson Eyre and Adamson Associates Architects-designed towers is now nearing its final height, and will be followed by a slightly taller second phase to the north. The area also contains even taller towers in the works including Oxford Properties' 60-storey, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners-designed office tower called The HUB and a 95-storey Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed residential tower at Pinnacle One Yonge.

South tower at CIBC SQUARE, image by Forum contributor sikandar

Tall towers aren't the only type of project reshaping the area covered, with large-scale community redevelopments like the controversial Sidewalk Toronto development in the East Bayfront area, which would bring a digitally maxed-out neighbourhood to the waterfront. Initial renderings feature mass-timber building concept designs by Snøhetta and Heatherwick Studio. Meanwhile, just southeast of the Sidewalk Toronto site, the flood-proofing of Toronto's Port Lands is opening up a vast tract of land for redevelopment, comparable to the size of the city's Downtown Core.

Rendering of Sidewalk Toronto at Quayside, image courtesy of Sidewalk Labs

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 22nd report will move beyond Toronto and into the regions around the city.

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 

20. Downtown Toronto Core …and now…

21. Toronto's Central Waterfront

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