UrbanToronto’s June 2021 UTPro New Development Report

UrbanToronto is excited to present the UTPro New Development Report for June, 2021. UTPro is a premium database service that organizes, standardizes, and visualizes information from the City of Toronto’s development applications. It will be launching to the public by September of this year. 

The 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. 

In June 2021, the applications for large projects propose a total of 36 buildings, with 5,981 dwelling units, and 3,174 parking spaces. If the new projects are built as proposed, they would constitute approximately 43.8 hectares of Gross Floor Area of development, over 11.5 hectares of site area, giving a total FSI of 3.8. 

Map of June 2021 developments by Toronto Wards, based on data by UTPro. Each pin represents a different development in a particular Ward, for June 2021

To contextualize these numbers: 

  • 11.5 hectares (114,862 m²) of site area is equivalent to about two-thirds the area of Trinity Bellwoods Park. With an FSI of 3.8, this means that the entire 43.8 hectares of GFA being proposed can be built as 3- and 4-storey buildings covering a small area of Little Portugal.   

11.5 hectares (115,000 m²) near Trinity-Bellwoods Park. Image from Google Maps. 11.5 hectares (115,000 m²) around Trinity Bellwoods Park.

Across the 16 projects, we have records on more than 185 companies that are working to bring the projects to life. For example, we have records for 16 different principals and consultants working to bring 1500 St Clair West to life.  

Summary info for 25 St Mary, based on data from UTPro. Summary information on 25 St Mary.

Quantitative summary of new development applications from June 2021.June 2021 new developments Summary Box, based on data from UTPro.

Developers and architects for new development applications in June 2021, based on data from UTProInformation on developers and architects for each proposal in June 2021.

Buildings summary for June 2021 by Toronto Ward, based on data by UTProNumber of new buildings proposed by Ward, for new development proposals from June 2021.



If you would like to keep up to date on the latest development news, sign up for a trial of the New Development Insider. And if you are interested in the data used to generate this report, keep an eye out for more news about the launch of UTPro, UrbanToronto’s new subscription database service. 

For more information about UTPro, contact Edward Skira.