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 20th report in our 2020 series, here's a sneak peek at some of the contents.

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Our 20th and second-last instalment of the Toronto section of Growth to Watch For 2020 series heads to Toronto's Downtown Core, where new residential, office, and hotel developments are adding to the diversity of the neighbourhood. As we traverse the area, we'll take a look at the projects currently in the planning process and those already under construction. This instalment covers an area bounded by Gerrard Street to the north, Victoria Street to the east, the rail corridor to the south, and Simcoe Street/University Avenue to the west. Our full report will cover nearly 40 projects on a journey through the core of Toronto.

The area covered in this Growth To Watch For Report, base image from Google Maps

The area covered includes some of the tallest buildings planned and under construction in the entire nation. Among these, the tallest project in the pipeline is the 62-storey Commerce Court 3 office tower, which at 301.7 metres, could overtake the nearby First Canadian Place as the tallest building in the Financial Core. Just shy of that height is the 85-storey YSL Residences project up at Yonge and Gerrard. It is currently stalled in construction, but if restarted as planned, it will reach a height of 299 metres. Many more tall towers are in the works, including the Chelsea Green development, which features an 85-storey condo that could rise 275.5 metres, while a proposed 74-storey mixed-use tower at 372 Yonge Street could rise 255 metres, and the Union Centre office tower proposal, which would rise 52 storeys and a height of 274.1 metres if approved as proposed.

Commerce Court 3, image via submission to City of Toronto

There are several more buildings planned or already underway that are just shy of the heights of the tallest proposals, and these will still stand out as major new additions to the skyline. Among these, Yonge & Rich Condominiums are farthest along, with 160 Front West under construction and The United BLDG just starting. Tall proposals awaiting approval include One Front145 Wellington West, 100 Simcoe, and 8 Elm.

160 Front West, image via submission to City of Toronto

Other notable projects unfolding in the area include the new Ontario Court of Justice Toronto building under construction immediately northwest of City Hall, designed by internationally-renowned Renzo Piano Building Workshop, as well as the seemingly perennial entry the Union Station Revitalization, which is now a decade into construction and soon to open another section. 

Ontario Court of Justice Toronto, image via submission to 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 21st report will move south into Toronto's quickly growing central waterfront communities.

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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