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 seventh report in our 2020 series, here's a sneak peek at some of the contents.

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This instalment of our Growth to Watch For series takes us through a 60 km² area in North York. Covering all developments currently under construction and making their way through the approvals process in the area just north of Highway 401 and west of Yonge Street to Highway 400, the 35.5-kilometre route directs us through the densifying Sheppard Avenue, the transformation of Downsview Park, and the institutional buildings being added to the sprawling York University campus. 

Map outlining the subject area, image retrieved from Google Earth

The area covered includes a large development node forming in the area east of Wilson subway station. Here, over a dozen condominium and rental buildings are in various stages of planning and construction, adding more residential density to a collection of mid-rise and shorter high-rise buildings that have populated the area in recent years. Projects within this concentration of activity include Nordic CondosSouthside Residences at Gramercy ParkExpress Condominiums on the SubwayTretti CondosRocket Condos, and 50 Wilson Heights.

Nordic Condos, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Another large development node is forming one stop to the north around Sheppard West subway station. The area around the station at the Allen Road and Sheppard intersection is home to a long list of proposals. Mid- and high-rise buildings planned to line Sheppard include 1050 Sheppard West and the Greenwich Village Towns complex, while larger master-planned developments are in the works. These include a 54-acre plot of land being targeted for a mixed-use community known as Allen District, as well as the planned development of 500 acres of property at Downsview Park.

Conceptual massing for the Allen District, image courtesy of CreateTO

York University's Keele Campus is another area experiencing plenty of growth. Now with two subway stations and a growing student body, expansions are in the works which include the Neuroscience Laboratory and Research Building and the under-construction School of Continuing Studies Building. Another phase is also coming for Quad Residences to allow more students to live on campus.

York University: School of Continuing Studies, image via submission to the City of Toronto

There's plenty more in the report!

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 8th report will move into the York, Yorkdale, and York Mills 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.

Individual reports from our 2019 and 2020 Growth to Watch For series can now be purchased à la carte for $39.99 per report. Please contact us for more details.

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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