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 released to subscribers throughout the year. For a taste of what's offered in the 22nd report in our 2020 series, here's a sneak peek at some of the contents.

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Our Growth to Watch For series departs from our final central Toronto instalment for the surrounding municipalities of the 905, where development is keeping pace with the rapid construction within Toronto. We begin our journey through the outer Greater Toronto Area in Halton Region, looking at projects in the municipalities of Burlington, Milton, and Oakville. Beginning in Burlington's west end, we'll traverse into Burlington's downtown area before heading north to Milton, looping through the city before heading back south to Oakville, exploring the various nodes of density popping up there. Along the way, we will highlight every project that is under construction or working its way through the planning process, painting a broad picture of development happening across the Halton Region.

Outline showing Halton region, base image via Google Maps

WIthin Burlington, a development freeze policy enacted in 2019 temporarily halted all projects within the city's downtown core and GO station districts while a consultant reviewed the existing zoning regulations in those areas. This freeze was intended to last one year, but has been extended due to provincial appeals. Despite this, Burlington is still full of development activity, with a number of active developments that predate the freeze, plus others in areas not affected by it, with approximately three dozen Burlington projects discussed in this report. 

Rendering of 2107 Old Lakeshore, among projects subject to development freeze, image via submission to the City of Burlington

Our next stop is Milton, recognized as one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada over the past two decades. Most of the population growth has been accommodated by tract housing developments with lower densities not covered in our reports such as detached single-family homes and rows of townhouses. Larger developments are becoming more common in Milton, and we guide readers through a growing list of active and proposed projects in the municipality. While the largely rural and exurban Milton accounts for a much smaller share of this report than its neighbours to the south, big things are in the works here. An envisioned mixed-use innovation district centred around a planned Wilfred Laurier University satellite campus could create a large new density node, while on Thompson Road South, a major development with approved towers of 27, 29, and 31 storeys stands out from the pack and would be the three tallest buildings in Milton.

Rendering of 130 Thompson Road South, image via submission to the Town of Milton

Outpacing the development activity of both Burlington and Milton, Oakville is beginning to see not just mid-rises added to the mix, but plenty of high-rises now too. Our path through Oakville starts in the northwest and moves east along Dundas Street, where a stretch of formerly rural road is undergoing a rapid urbanization, before gradually stepping south to eventually cover Bronte, Downtown Oakville, and then the soon-to-boom Oakville GO station area. This report includes details on approximately 50 different projects in Oakville, many multi-building projects and even some community masterplans with many towers that would add dozens of buildings to the tally. One notable addition of density is Oak & CO Condos, under construction at Trafalgar Road and Dundas Street which is bringing towers rising 12, 14, 17, and 25 storeys to the area, housing 750 units in total with retail at grade.

Oak & CO Condos under construction, image by Edward Skira

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 23nd report will continue our trek through the 905 region, moving into Mississauga South.

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

22. Burlington, Milton, and Oakville

23. Mississauga South

24. Mississauga North and Brampton

25. Vaughan and Richmond Hill

26. Markham

27. Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, and Oshawa

Additional reports will continue to cover development in the '905' region.

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