The Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood continues to see dramatic growth in the form of new high-rise residential towers. Back on April 13, 2003, the northeast corner of Charles and St. Thomas Streets was occupied by a mid-sized surface parking lot. In the image below, the hoist of the then-under-construction 10 Belair can be seen in the background.

Throwback Thursday, Charles and St. Thomas Charles Street, immediately east of St. Thomas as seen on April 13, 2003, image by Edward Skira

Fast forward to August 21, 2014, and the surface parking lot has been replaced by One St. Thomas, a 29-storey, 70-unit luxury condominium tower by Lee Development Group. The tower makes the same view rather difficult to reproduce, so we shifted to the Charles / St. Thomas intersection a few dozen meters to the west. On the west side of the intersection, we can see the sales centre for a future condominium development, while a sliver of the new Four Seasons Hotel and Residence can be seen in background.

Throwback Thursday, Charles and St. Thomas Charles and St. Thomas intersection, as seen on August 21, 2014, image by Jack Landau

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