3 Stages of Intensification

3 Stages of Intensification

We all know that the Greater Toronto Area is growing and intensifying at an incredible pace. In fact, last year the region set a record with 25,571 new condominium units completed . If you listen to industry experts, such as George Carras of RealNet , they’ll tell you that this level of intensification — which increasingly means condominiums — is really a decade in the making. That’s when the government set out to explicitly encourage this type of growth. But in the decade since that decision, we’ve seen both government and the market evolve in terms of what that intensification should look like. It started out with a largely high-rise building typology. Tall buildings were to be allowed in the downtown, as well as in specific growth nodes throughout the region. But for everything in between — the officially designated “neighborhoods” — there was to be no development. This...

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