The recently completed Trump International Hotel and Tower opened its doors in 2012, but this skyscraping development traces its lineage back to the turn of the 21st century, when it was originally introduced as The Ritz Carlton Toronto. After a change in ownership and a design tweak, the project was relaunched as the Trump that we know today… though when we turn the clocks back to 2001, the intersection of Bay and Adelaide was a much different place. 

Below, we give you four points of comparison of the site from November 2001 and July 2014 which reveal the transformed property.

Looking north along Bay:

November 2001

Throwback Thursday, Trump International Hotel and Tower TorontoFuture Trump site as seen in November 2001, image by Edward Skira

July 2, 2014

Throwback Thursday, Trump International Hotel and Tower TorontoTrump Tower as seen on July 2, 2014, image by Jack Landau

In the new image visible above, we can see that the Trump isn't the only recently completed highrise at the corner of Bay and Adelaide. The Bay Adelaide Centre's west tower stands across the street to the north.

Looking southeast across the Bay-Adelaide Intersection:

November 2001

Throwback Thursday, Trump International Hotel and Tower TorontoFuture Trump site as seen in November 2001, image by Edward Skira

July 2, 2014

Throwback Thursday, Trump International Hotel and Tower TorontoTrump Tower as seen on July 2, 2014, image by Jack Landau

Looking south across Adelaide:

November 2001

Throwback Thursday, Trump International Hotel and Tower TorontoFuture Trump site as seen in November 2001, image by Edward Skira

July 2, 2014

Throwback Thursday, Trump International Hotel and Tower TorontoTrump Tower as seen on July 2, 2014, image by Jack Landau

Looking southwest towards Bay and Adelaide:

November 2001

Throwback Thursday, Trump International Hotel and Tower TorontoFuture Trump site as seen in November 2001, image by Edward Skira

July 2, 2014

Throwback Thursday, Trump International Hotel and Tower TorontoTrump Tower as seen on July 2, 2014, image by Jack Landau

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