UrbanToronto has released the UTPro New Development Report for August, 2021. UTPro is the newly launched premium database service that organizes, standardizes, and visualizes information from the City of Toronto's development applications. It will be launching to the public this fall. (Learn more at urbantoronto.ca/pro)



UrbanToronto Pro, available now at urbantoronto.ca/pro


This UTPro New Development Report analyzes new development proposals for large projects submitted to the City. (UrbanToronto defines a "large project" as anything larger than a typical detached home.) Before we dive into the numbers, however, some important caveats to keep in mind: these numbers are for proposals only, and they are subject to change at any time up until (and sometimes even after) completion. Also, due to the early stage of the development process, some documentation may be missing; the numbers for some components of the data might not add up in some cases.

The Ward map of August 2021 developments, based on data from UrbanToronto Pro.

In August, 2021 there were applications submitted for 24 large projects, proposing a total of 40 new buildings, with 8,140 dwelling units, and 5,279 parking spaces. If the new projects are built as proposed, they would constitute approximately 673,432m² of Gross Floor Area of development, developed on over 173,316m² of site area, giving a total FSI of 3.89.

Quantitative summary of new development proposals for Toronto, submitted in August 2021. Data from UrbanToronto Pro.

To contextualize these numbers:

  • 17.3 hectares (173,316 m²) of site area is equivalent to about the Danforth Greektown strip. With a total FSI of 3.89, this means that the 8,140 dwelling units, plus the 50,603 of commercial GFA, can be built as 3- and 4-storey buildings across 15 wards in the city.

Number of new buildings proposed by Ward, for new development proposals from August 2021

  • There were many infill proposals submitted in August, 2021, one example being 91 Raglan (designed by Onespace Unlimited for Camrost-Felcorp).

    91 Raglan, summary information based on data from UT Pro

  • This was a record month for new major applications submitted in August, with 10 more applications than August, 2019.

New major development proposals for August 2015 to August 2021.

Across the 26 projects, we have records on more than 240 companies that are working to bring the projects to life. Here are the available developers and architects of record for the projects.

Developers and architects for new applications filed in August 2021. Data from UrbanToronto Pro.


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For more information about UTPro, contact Edward Skira.