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 24th report in our 2020 series, here's a sneak peek at some of the contents.
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Our Growth to Watch For reports continue through the 905 region, this time departed from where we ended last time near the Toronto-Peel Region border, heading northward to explore the northern half of Mississauga and the City of Brampton. The two largest suburban cities of the GTA have no shortage of development proposals, with a wide variety of projects ranging from high-rise and mid-rise residential developments, large-scale master plans, and institutional and commercial buildings, as both cities slowly shift from urban sprawl to urban intensification. We will start by zig-zagging northward through Mississauga along the Eglinton, Britannia, and Derry corridors, exploring everything north of Highway 403 and Eastgate Parkway, before cutting through Brampton along two of its major corridors, Main and Queen. Along the way we will be documenting all projects currently under construction, all proposals in the planning pipeline, and all major projects in the early stages of design.
While much of the tallest and densest development in Mississauga is unfolding in the area covered in our previous Mississauga South report, the city's growth extends from the heart of Downtown to the areas north of the 403. Here, a spine of high-rise development around Hurontario Street continues to grow taller and denser in anticipation of the Hurontario LRT planned to open in 2024. The main cluster of this spine is centred around the Hurontario and Eglinton intersection, with projects covered in this report including a six-tower development at 91 Eglinton East, a three-tower project at 30 Eglinton West, the three-tower Canopy Towers, Mississauga Square, Perla Towers along with three future towers in the Pinnacle Uptown community, and a five-building development at 60 Bristol Road East.
Almost seven kilometres to the west, another development node taking shape is the cluster of development around the Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton Avenue West intersection. Following on its first three towers, the next phases of the Daniels Erin Mills development are moving forward at the intersection's northeast corner. One block west, the Pemberton Group has a pair of condo developments at the intersection of Eglinton and Metcalfe Avenue, the completed pair of 18-storey Mills Square towers and the rising pair of 21-storey twin towers known as Erin Square Condos.
Consistently ranking as one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada over the past few decades, Brampton's population has exploded to become the third-largest city in the GTA. Though suburban subdivisions of single-family homes and big-box retail plazas still fuel a large share of this growth, increasingly ambitious projects are in the works that capitalize on provincial growth policies. One standout project in Brampton and the entire GTA in terms of scale is the planned redevelopment of the existing Shoppers World Brampton mall at Main and Hurontario streets. This plan would bring upwards of 25 new buildings, primarily mid-rise or high-rise as tall as 29 storeys, along with some townhouses and community buildings, to the site. The master plan was approved for ZBA by City Council in November, 2020, though the project is expected to be built out over a 30-year period.
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 25th report will continue our trek through the 905 region, moving east into Vaughan and Richmond Hill.
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. Pleasefor more details.
The full list of the Toronto Growth to Watch For 2020 instalments includes:
24. Mississauga North and Brampton
25. Vaughan and Richmond Hill
27. Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, and Oshawa
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