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 tenth 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 follows our North York Centre and Willowdale report and continues our eastward push into Scarborough, exploring the northern portion of the former borough, and also includes the most easterly chunk of North York—essentially everything in Toronto that is east of Highway 404 and north of the 401. Density is indeed spreading into these suburban areas, with a host of new proposals along the Sheppard corridor which bank on the promise of a future LRT line, and more projects planned along the Finch and Steeles corridors. Beginning in the northwest corner, we zigzag our way east and south, summarizing every project nearing completion, all developments currently under construction, and every proposal currently making its way through the planning process.

The area of North Scarborough and eastern North York covered in this report, base map via Google Earth

Plenty of low-intensity land use, wide arterials, and planned transit upgrades are priming much of North Scarborough for large-scale multi-tower developments. Projects like 2450 Victoria Park AvenueParkside Square, the Lansing Square RedevelopmentCowdray Court2075 Kennedy Road, are all planned to contain multiple towers in underbuilt neighbourhoods. Some of these projects are already well through construction, like Tridel's Metrogate community, where the seventh and final tower—dubbed Selene—is now topping out.

Lansing Square redevelopment, image via submission to City of Toronto

Some of Scarborough's many shopping malls are reassessing their land uses to maximize the value of their properties, either with building on their surrounding parking lots like at Woodside Square Mall and Splendid China Mall, or full redevelopment into full multi-use communities like at Agincourt Mall.

Site plan for the Agincourt Mall redevelopment, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Connecting these nodes of proposed high-rise, multi-tower complexes, this area of the city is seeing lots of intensification along its avenues, with several long stretches that are coming to be populated by mid-rise buildings. Some of the mid-rises covered in this report include 900 Middlefield Road3268 Finch Avenue East, phase three of Vintage Garden3445 Sheppard East25 Glen Watford, and Daniels First Home: Markham Sheppard.

Looking southwest to 25 Glen Watford Drive, image via submission to the City of Toronto

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 11th report will move into the Central 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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