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. For a taste of what's offered in the 21st report in our 2020 series, here's a sneak peek at some of the contents.

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Our 21st instalment wraps up the Toronto section of our Growth to Watch For 2020 series as it heads south and ventures along Toronto's Central Waterfront. Covering everything south of the rail corridor stretching from Bathurst Street all the way to the Port Lands, this area of the city contains some of the largest, densest, and most high-profile skyline-defining developments in the GTA. The list of projects along the waterfront is remarkable for their sheer scale, comprising some of the tallest towers in Canada to some of the most comprehensive, complete master-planned communities in the city, all of which will completely transform the skyline of Toronto as we know it over the next decade or two. 

The area covered by the Central Waterfront report, base image via Google Maps

The central waterfront area skyline has been in a constant state of growth for over a decade now, with the latest big addition being the first phase of CIBC Square, a two-tower office development designed by Wilkinson Eyre and Adamson Associates Architects. A second phase will soon follow and help bridge the waterfront and Financial District skylines.

Rendering of CIBC Square showing Phase One (right) and Phase Two (left), image courtesy of Ivanhoe Cambridge

Another large-scale development set to reshape postcard skyline views is the Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed Pinnacle One Yonge complex, where a 65-storey condo tower is rising and preliminary work has commenced on a 95-storey tower that will likely overtake The One at Bloor and Yonge to stand as Canada's tallest building once it is completed. Pinnacle One Yonge's first two towers are to be joined by three more towers, of 22, 40, and 80 storeys.

Pinnacle One Yonge complex, image via submission to the City of Toronto.

Moving east into an area dubbed the East Bayfront by Toronto Planning, former brownfield and industrial sites have been transforming over the last several years into a new community. This area is home to a long list of active and planned projects including Quay House, the Waterfront Innovation Centre,  180 Queens Quay EastLakeside ResidencesAquabella at Bayside and sibling development Aqualuna. While Waterfront Toronto seeks a new partner for the high-tech mass timber Quayside development that Google sister company Sidewalk Labs was going to build, wood construction is coming to the area nevertheless at George Brown College's The Arbour, and as Hines' under-construction office building T3 Bayside.

Aqualuna at Bayside, image via submission to the City of Toronto

At the far eastern edge of the area covered, Toronto's Port Lands are well into a long-term revitalization that includes the ongoing naturalization of the mouth of the Don River, and the creation of new public spaces and infrastructure that will prepare the area for development. Currently, lake-filling has been completed for now while the future river valley is starting to become visible in the landscape.

View of ongoing lakefilling in the Port Lands, image by Jack Landau

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 22nd report will move beyond the 416 and into the 905 region, starting off with the Burlington, Oakville, and Milton municipalities.

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

Six additional reports will begin to appear soon that cover development in the surrounding '905' region.

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