Today's Photo Of The Day takes us back a few decades to a Toronto quite different than we see today. This photo of the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood from the 1960s-'70s shows the devastation of what was once the main business district in Toronto.

St Lawrence Market Neightbourhood Toronto in the 1960's and 1970'sImage From City Of Toronto Archives

It was during the era beginning in the 1950s that old was deemed disposable and whole neighbourhoods were turned into parking lots. The part of town could have been our "Old" Montreal but alas it was not to be. Luckily by the 1980's these parking lots started to be developed. Here's a current look at the area.

St Lawrence Market Neightbourhood Toronto in 2012. Toronto condosImage by Edward Skira

Certainly a big change and more coming as construction continues. New projects included The Berczy condos by Concert Properties, Market Wharf condos by Context Development and Clear Spirit condos in the distance by Cityscape and Dundee Realty. And coming soon in the foreground the 58 storey 88 Scott Street condos also by Concert Properties. 

We've just started a new thread in the UrbanToronto Forum called "Asphalt of Toronto (Our Lost Parking Lots)". It features many additional shots of Toronto's lost parking lots. We worth the look.

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