Our annual Growth To Watch For series is back for another year, bigger, taller, and more comprehensive than ever. This year's Growth to Watch For reports are presented by NEEZO Studios. Over the course of the year, we will bring 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 under construction or about to be completed.  

A total of 21 reports from Toronto and additional reports from the surrounding 905 will be available to subscribers throughout the year. (Details of how to get the reports can be found at the bottom of this article.) For a taste of what's offered in the fourth report in our 2020 series, here's a sneak peek at some of the contents.

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This edition of our Growth to Watch For series picks up from where we left off at the southwest corner of Bathurst and Bloor in the Annex. Our journey covers 30 km² and begins at Dupont Street, heading west along Dundas through The Junction and turning back east along St Clair, moving north through Forest Hill to Eglinton, and then west again to end at Keele. Mid-rise development is the biggest player in this part of the city, along with high-density developments at major intersections, and the full report will highlight dozens of these active proposals, approved projects nearing construction, and developments already underway.

Area covered in our Dupont, the Junction, & St Clair West report, base image via Google Maps

One stretch undergoing major changes in this neck of the woods is Dupont Street, with this report covering all but the eastern end of the street's run between Avenue Road in the east and Dundas Street in the west. West of Spadina, a stretch of Dupont's rail-abutting north side is home to a growing collection of proposed and under-construction mid-rise developments. Some of the mid-rises covered on this leg of the route include ANXBianca Condos500 DupontLitho840 Dupont Street, and 888 Dupont.

Looking northeast to Litho in mid-May, 2020, image by UT Forum contributor ADRM

A few larger projects are planned for major intersections in the area covered, including the mixed-use, multi-phased redevelopment of Galleria Mall, known as Galleria on the Park, calling for new condominium towers and a replacement of an existing community centre. Another larger project in the pipeline is the proposed redevelopment of the vacant 1467 Bathurst site that would bring three towers to the northeast corner of Bathurst and St. Clair.

Galleria on the Park, image courtesy of ELAD Canada

An important transit project is reshaping a stretch of Eglinton covered in this report, while also fostering new development above. The Eglinton Crosstown LRT, scheduled to enter service in 2022, has six of its underground stations along this stretch, including Forest Hill StationCedarvale StationOakwood StationFairbank StationCaledonia Station, and Keelesdale Station. With tunneling complete and these stations already under well construction, one new development called The Forest Hill Condominiums is being planned to include a dedicated entrance to the upcoming Forest Hill Station in its base at the southwest corner of Bathurst and Eglinton.

The Forest Hill Condominiums, image via CentreCourt

New Growth to Watch For 2020 reports are to be released on an ongoing basis, each covering a different section of the Greater Toronto Area. The series' upcoming 6th report will move into the North Etobicoke and Weston areas.

Subscribers can get access to the complete existing and future reports for the year on our Growth to Watch For 2020 landing page. Subscribe today as a standalone subscription purchase for $199+tax, and you'll receive access to all reports.

The full list of the Toronto Growth to Watch For 2020 instalments includes:

1.  Entertainment District

2.  King & Queen West, Liberty Village & Parkdale

3.  South Etobicoke

4.  Etobicoke Centre & Bloor West

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

6.  North Etobicoke & Weston

7.  York to Yorkdale to York Mills

8.  Downsview & York University

9.  North York Centre & Willowdale

10.  North Scarborough

11.  Central Scarborough

12.  Beaches, Leslieville, & The Danforth

13.  East York & Don Mills

14.  Midtown: Eglinton to St. Clair

15.  Bloor-Yorkville & 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

Additional reports will cover development in the surrounding '905' region.

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