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 six reports from the surrounding 905 will be released to subscribers throughout the year. For a taste of what's offered in the 23rd 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 continues our journey through the 905, this time moving from where we left off in Oakville eastward into Mississauga. By far the largest suburban municipality in the GTA, Mississauga is burgeoning into a city of its own—itself the sixth largest city in Canada—with plenty of high-rise development to rival that of neighbouring Toronto, and its first rapid transit line now in the early stages of construction on Hurontario Street. Given the size of the city and the number of developments, we have split Mississauga into two reports, beginning here with the southern half of the city. We will explore all active developments south of Highway 403 and Eastgate Parkway, beginning in the southwest corner of the city and zig-zagging northward along the Lakeshore, Dundas, and Burnhamthorpe corridors, highlighting all major projects currently under construction, all proposals currently working through the planning pipeline, and all master plans and future visions looking to reshape the city.

The area of Mississauga covered in the Growth to Watch For report, base map from Google Maps

The most attention-grabbing development node in Mississauga is the Downtown area, where several tall buildings are in varying stages of planning, approvals, and construction. This includes eight different towers that are set to overtake the height of the 180-metre-tall tower at Absolute World, aka Marilyn, currently Mississauga's tallest building. Among the biggest players in Downtown Mississauga is the M City site and Burnhamthorpe and Confederation Parkway, with the under-construction M1, M2, and M3 towers all taller than anything that currently exists in Mississauga. Nearby at Confederation Parkway and Rathburn, a massive master plan is in the works to redevelop Square One Mall, known as Square One District. The first phase of this plan would include five towers, with several more to come over the years.

M3 (left) at M City, with M1 and M2 at right, image courtesy of Rogers Real Estate and Urban Capital

Along Mississauga's waterfront, the Port Credit community is seeing a boom in residential construction, albeit at much lower densities than what is being developed in the Downtown. Port Credit projects covered in this report include the master-planned Brightwater community, a senior living residence known as The Shores of Port CreditTANU condos, 42-46 Park Street East, 55 Port Street, Waterside Inn Residences, and Westport Condos. Connecting all of this new density to the surrounding region, Port Credit GO station is set for a major redevelopment that includes a build-out of the surrounding parking lots as the station prepares for the arrival of the Hurontario LRT and the expansion of GO train services. 

Brightwater master plan, image courtesy of Port Credit West Village Partners

Several other development nodes are emerging across southern Mississauga, including one standalone master-planned node that would rise from the vacant site of the former Lakeview Generating Station. The Lakeview Village project would regenerate the brownfield site with a mixed-use community containing over 8,000 residential units; nearly 163,000 m² of office and institutional space; over 26,000 m² of retail and hotel uses; roughly 27,450 m² of civic and educational uses, including schools; a large central park; and an extension of the waterfront trail and neighbouring conservation area that would extend along the full length of the waterfront.

Master plan of Lakeview Village, image courtesy of Lakeview Community Partners

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 24th report will continue our trek through the 905 region, moving into Mississauga North and Brampton.

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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