Charting the GTA
This major report is a benchmark, an analysis of trends, and a set of forecasts. As a benchmark, it documents the types, magnitude, and location of the consumer service aspects of commercial activity in the Greater Toronto Area. It provides an analysis of the locational implications of current trends and changes in the consumer sector in two ways. It provides an outline of the growth and spread during the past one hundred years of commercial activity in the region and then focuses on a conceptual analysis of the demand and supply side channels. The concluding chapter of the report provides forecasts on the magnitude and general pattern of commercial activity in the GTA in 2031.