Our annual Growth To Watch For series is back again, bigger, taller, and more comprehensive than ever before. Over the course of 2019, we brought you to every significant development happening across the 416, and now we're delving beyond into the wider 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 are highlighting what's happening across the region, with 23 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 24th report, here's a sneak peek at the area highlighted.

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Our third Growth to Watch For report from the 905 zone around Toronto starts on the west side of Brampton, we cut eastward through the city and then into York, where we document all development happening west of Highway 404 throughout Vaughan, Richmond Hill, and Markham. Not to be overshadowed by the rampant construction activity in Toronto, these communities are seeing their fare share of development as urban densification makes its way into the suburbs.

Brampton & York Region West, base image via Google Maps

A handful of significant projects are in the pipeline for these municipalities. A few examples include a sprawling 1.2-million-square-foot mega-mall in the outskirts of Brampton, a collection of 30+ towers planned to replace the Shoppers World Brampton shopping centre, and a major office development with the Milestone Corporate Campus on Steeles Avenue in Vaughan.

Shoppers World Brampton redevelopment, image via submission to the City of Brampton

Loftier heights are being sought in the parts of the region, with tall towers becoming increasingly familiar as housing demands push proposals taller. One such example is U Developments' three-tower proposal at 253 Queen Street East in Brampton. The three-tower development's tallest building, at 46 storeys and 153.6 metres, would become Brampton's tallest tower if approved as currently proposed.

253 Queen East, image via submission to the City of Brampton

The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre area is easily the busiest development node in this part of the region, and is also getting a new tallest building. Now under construction, CG Tower will be the fifth tower in Cortel Group's Expo City community. At a height of 189 metres, the 60-storey condominium tower will become the tallest building in Vaughan upon completion.

CG Tower, image via submission to the City of Vaughan

New Growth to Watch For reports are being released on an ongoing basis, each covering a different section of the Greater Toronto Area. The series' upcoming 25th report will move far east into Durham Region

Subscribers can get access to the complete existing and future reports for the year on our Growth to Watch For 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 

21. Toronto's Central Waterfront 

22. Halton Region

23. Mississauga…and now…

24. Brampton & York Region West

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