"Bay Street" is synonymous with finance in this country, but it really only applies to the stretch of Bay between Front and Queen Streets in the Financial District. To the north, Bay Street holds a mix of office, retail, institutional and residential uses, many of which have been built over the past 10 years. In today's edition of Throwback Thursday, we take a look at some of the changes witnessed at Bay and College in recent years. On February 12, 2005, construction was under way on the Residences of College Park, a twin towered condominium project by developer Canderel.

Throwback Thursday, Bay and CollegeLooking southeast at the Residences of College Park site, February 12, 2005, image by Edward Skira

A little over nine years later, the scene has been drastically altered by the presence of the new condominium development.

Throwback Thursday, Bay and CollegeLooking southeast at the Residences of College Park site, June 12, 2014, image by Jack Landau

Similar changes can be seen by comparing the view south on Bay Street. Back in 2005, the corridor was already one of Toronto's most densely occupied, and would soon be transformed with numerous new structures.

Throwback Thursday, Bay and CollegeLooking south on Bay Street, February 12, 2005, image by Edward Skira

Fast forward to 2014, and several new buildings dot the Bay Street canyon, including the aforementioned Residences of College Park visible on the left in the image below and Menkes' Lumiere, filling in a large gap on the right.

Throwback Thursday, Bay and CollegeLooking south on Bay Street, June 12, 2014, image by Jack Landau

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