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 twelfth 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 continues westward from our recent Central Scarborough report, entering into the land of mid-rises in the neighbourhoods east of the Don Valley and south of Danforth Avenue. While spread over a large area, the east end of Toronto is not to be underestimated for its development potential.

Aerial view highlighting the area covered, base image from Google Earth

Mid-rise residential development is the dominant form in this neck of the woods, with dozens of medium-density buildings planned and under construction on arterial corridors including Danforth Avenue, Kingston Road, Gerrard Street East, Eastern Avenue, and Queen Street East. Almost 30 of these mid-rise residential buildings are covered along our route, including active construction projects like Wonder Condos, planned projects like The View Residences, and even stalled/cancelled projects like On The Danforth.

The View Residences, image courtesy of Standard Practice Architects

Larger projects are also in the works in this part of the city, with much of the density in this report highlighted in the eastern reaches of the area covered. One high-density development node is emerging in the area surrounding the Main Street subway and Danforth GO stations. This area includes a proposal to build two towers of 24 and 30 storeys at 9 Dawes Road, another pair of towers planned at 26 and 33 storeys at 10 Dawes Road, and another plan to build towers of 40, 46, and 49 storeys, a community centre, and a renovated and expanded Danforth GO Station platform at 6 Dawes Road.

6 Dawes, image via submission to the City of Toronto

The most talked about and buzzworthy project covered in this report is East Harbour, the comprehensive master plan to transform the former Unilever site, a 60-acre property located on the south side of Eastern Avenue and east of the Don Valley. The plan calls for a new employment district for some 50,000 people occupying nearly 11 million ft² of office space, alongside roughly 1.7 million ft² of retail, commercial, and cultural space, and a new multi-modal transit hub. This is just one of the projects reshaping the east bank of the Don River, with the Riverside Square complex wrapping up construction to the west of Broadview and south of Queen Street, and the planned Toronto GM Mobility Campus at 721 Eastern Avenue.

Soap Factory Plaza in East Harbour, image courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

There's plenty more in the report!

New Growth to Watch For 2020 reports are being released on an ongoing basis, each covering a different section of the Greater Toronto Area. The series' upcoming 13th report will move into East York, Don Mills, and adjacent 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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