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 thirteenth 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 2020 takes us north from the end of our preceding Beaches-Leslieville-Danforth instalment. We pick up from its finish at Danforth Avenue and Dawes Road going northbound on Dawes, move west through central East York, north on Broadview, then east on O'Connor, followed by a run north along Victoria Park. Once we arrive at Parkwoods Village, we follow it onto York Mills, heading west to Bayview, checking out new development both to the north and south. From there we head through Toronto's affluent Bridle Path area and into Don Mills, then move through Thorncliffe Park before ending this part of the tour in Leaside. 

Map of the East York, Don Mills boundary, base image retrieved from Google Maps

Several types of development are reshaping this portion of the city, though the most dominant form of development in the area covered is mid-rise residential projects. Over 20 projects containing mid-rise residential components are covered in this report, with some notable examples including 1861 O'Connor Drive905 Don Mills40 Moccasin Trail and 50 Greenbelt Drive, and 1132 Broadview Avenue pictured below.

Looking north to 1132 Broadview Avenue, image courtesy of ERA Architects

While the mid-rise is still king in this part of the city, several large-scale, multi-building developments are planned or already under construction in the area covered. Some of these include The Ravine on York Mills, east of the DVP, a multi-tower intensification on the site of the Westin Prince Hotel, and the Auberge on the Park community at Eglinton and Leslie. The largest community in the works is Crosstown Community, a mixed-use, long-term redevelopment of the Celestica lands at Don Mills and Eglinton.

Aerial view of Crosstown Community, image courtesy of Aspen Ridge Homes

Crosstown Community is one of many projects being built in advance of the upcoming transit line of the the same name. The area covered includes a stretch of Eglinton Avenue East soon to benefit from the Crosstown LRT, including underground stations at Bayview, Laird, and Science Centre stations. Set to open in 2022, the line will bring higher-order transit to one of the city's busiest bus corridors, and is fuelling a wave of development along its right of way.

Science Centre Crosstown Station, image courtesy of Metrolinx

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 14th report will move into Midtown 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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