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 fourteenth 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 brings us to one of Toronto's fastest-growing nodes, Yonge and Eglinton and its surrounding neighbourhoods. We carve a winding 18.7-kilometre path through 6.5 square kilometres of Midtown Toronto, starting west from Bayview Avenue through Davisville Village before heading north to Eglinton. We then head west through Allenby then return to Yonge and head southwards to Summerhill. Each project we visit will either be navigating the planning process or progressing through construction.

The area of Midtown Toronto covered, base image retrieved from Google Maps

The area covered includes one of the city's most significant development nodes around the Yonge and Eglinton intersection. With a skyline that rivals most mid-sized North American cities, the already tall and dense Midtown skyline is set to grow even more in the coming years. Some of the tallest projects coming to the area include a proposed 211-metre-tall tower at 1 Eglinton East, a proposed 220-metre-tall tower 36 Eglinton Avenue West, and the 192.6-metre 2221 Yonge Street, now approaching its final height just south of Eglinton.

2221 Yonge, image by Marc Mitanis

Much of the new density planned and already under construction in the area surrounding has been spurred by an important upgrade to Toronto's rapid transit system, with Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT running through the zone covered in this report. Four of the line's underground stations (Chaplin, Avenue, Eglinton, and Mt Pleasant) are included in this report, including the line's complicated interchange with the Yonge subway, which includes a partial relocation of the existing subway platform.

Crosstown LRT: Eglinton Station, image via Metrolinx

South of the bustling Yonge and Eglinton area, this report also covers the satellite node of density near Davisville subway station. Projects along this stretch of our route include 276-290 Merton140 Merton30 Merton22 Balliol155 Balliol, and 265 Balliol. Set to join the area's existing collection of similarly-scaled apartment and condominium towers, this new wave of area density helps to intensify the Midtown skyline's southern bookend.

265 Balliol, 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 15th report will move into Bloor-Yorkville, Rosedale, 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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