Our annual Growth To Watch For series is back for another year, bigger, taller, and more comprehensive than ever. The reports this year 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 fifteenth report in our 2020 series, here's a sneak peek at some of the contents.

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The series has now finally circled back to Toronto's Downtown area, where development activity in the city is at its most intense. This instalment continues south from our Midtown report to explore the upscale neighbourhoods of Bloor-Yorkville and Rosedale, where a series of landmark developments are transforming the skyline around the crossroads of Bloor and Yonge, the city's two main arteries. Beginning with a southward trek down Yonge Street, we embark on a winding pass through Yorkville before heading east along Bloor toward Rosedale and the Don Valley. We have compiled below a list of all developments nearing completion or under construction, all proposals currently working their way through the planning process, and all potential projects coming our way in one of the city's most active development areas.

Boundary of the Yorkville, Bloor-Yonge, Rosedale area, base image via Google Maps

The area covered is home to a growing collection of tall towers, including the 85-storey The One—set to be Canada's tallest building—currently under construction. Many more skyline-defining projects are currently in the planning and approvals pipeline, including the 87-storey 1200 Bay and the 79-storey 80 Bloor St West. Towers planned in the 200-to-260-metre height range that would have been major news just a decade ago are now increasingly common in this neck of the woods, including projects like 33 Yorkville, the Cumberland Square redevelopment, and 50 Bloor West.

Rendering of 1200 Bay, image via submission to the City of Toronto

One development node within the wider area covered is taking shape along Davenport Road, where some tower developments but mostly Avenues-style condominium developments can be found. Along the way, our route passes projects on this stretch including 128 Hazelton AvenueAYC Condos287 DavenportDesigners Walk321 Davenport346 Davenport, and 350 Davenport.

287 Davenport, image via submission to the City of Toronto

Some big names in architecture are expected to contribute new landmarks to the area covered in this report, including Danish firm COBE Architects working on The James at Scrivener Square, starchitects Foster + Partners and their 50 Scollard project, and Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron on the 1200 Bay tower.

The James at Scrivener Square, image via submission to the City of Toronto

There's much, much 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 16th report will move into Corktown, Regent Park, Cabbagetown, and surrounding 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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