Yonge and Eglinton has become one of Toronto's fastest growing development nodes, with dozens of major new projects in various states of planning, marketing and construction. The area's growth can be attributed to a number of factors, but one of the primary catalysts for projects like E Condos, 2221 Yonge and The Madison came in the form of the Minto Midtown 54- and 37-storey condominium towers on Yonge just south of Eglinton. Though the development faced local resistance, it was ultimately approved and subsequently turned the Toronto condominium world upside down.

Back on October 4, 2003, the site of the Minto Midtown was a parking lot, having replaced the former Ontario Health Insurance Plan building which previously stood at the site. Below, we have provided a look at how the Minto Midtown site appeared almost 127 months ago.

Throwback Thursday, Minto Midtown, Yonge and EglintonMinto Midtown site as it appeared on October 4, 2003, image by Edward Skira

Ten-and-a-half years later, the Minto Midtown has become a neighbourhood fixture, and a landmark waypoint for the Yonge and Eglinton area, visible for kilometres in every direction.

Throwback Thursday, Minto Midtown, Yonge and EglintonMinto Midtown as seen on May 28, 2014, image by Jack Landau

Below, we have provided a few extra angles that help to illustrate the changes that this development has brought to the midtown Yonge corridor.

Throwback Thursday, Minto Midtown, Yonge and EglintonMinto Midtown site as it appeared on October 4, 2003, image by Edward Skira

Throwback Thursday, Minto Midtown, Yonge and EglintonMinto Midtown as seen on May 28, 2014, image by Jack Landau

Throwback Thursday, Minto Midtown, Yonge and EglintonMinto Midtown site as it appeared on October 4, 2003, image by Edward Skira

Throwback Thursday, Minto Midtown, Yonge and EglintonMinto Midtown as seen on May 28, 2014, image by Jack Landau


We will return next week with another look at the changing face of Toronto!