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

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We are now a third of the way through our annual Growth To Watch For series as we continue to work our way across the north end of Toronto. In our ninth instalment, we pick up where we left off from our Downsview and York University report and head eastward through North York, where we explore two major transit corridors that are currently seeing a remarkable amount of development activity. We then head south on Yonge through the busy North York Centre area before turning east and exploring the rapid densification along Sheppard Avenue East all the way to Highway 404. Below we have compiled all developments under construction; all proposals working their way through the planning process; and all other projects currently in the works that promise to transform these rapidly growing neighbourhoods.

The area of North York covered in this report, base map sourced from Google Maps

The tallest and densest developments planned and under construction in the area are largely concentrated on and around Yonge Street, where a narrow spine of towers define one of Toronto's most impressive suburban skylines. From north to south, this stretch includes planned and active tower developments like 5995 Yonge5959 YongeM2M Condos5840 Yonge5800 Yonge5400 YongeThe Diamond Condominiums on Yonge5300 YongeEllie CondosPearl Place Condos, and 4800 Yonge. The street itself could get some much-needed love in the coming years through the Reimagining Yonge Street study, deferred twice by City Council but still in the works.

5800 Yonge, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Balancing out the high-rise density shaping Yonge Street in North York, Sheppard Avenue is more often being filled out with medium-density developments. Some of these projects in the report are 53-63 Sheppard WestNahid on Sheppard at 110 Sheppard West, 202 Sheppard West101-103 Sheppard East120 Sheppard East180 Sheppard East145 Sheppard East181 Sheppard East, and 699 Sheppard East, along with a few high-rises planned such as 680 Sheppard East.

Concept rendering of 120 Sheppard West, image courtesy of Metrontario Group

Other nodes of development are taking shape, including the master-planned Concord Park Place community on Sheppard between Bessarion and Leslie subway stations. The community is already home to eight condominium towers, with four more under construction, and three more towers plus a mid-rise complex on the way. In addition to the condominium buildings, the community recently gained a new public space with the opening of  Woodsy Park (soon to be renamed Ethennonnhawahstihnen Park, a Wendat word which means "where they lived a good, beautiful life") and will soon gain another public amenity with the ongoing construction of the Bessarion Community Centre and Park.

Looking west across site of Seasons and Saisons, image by Forum contributor Moto

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 10th report will move into the North Scarborough area.

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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