Intensification has done a lot for the Bloor-Yorkville area in recent years, and new developments continue to add new homes and businesses to the chic, luxurious neighbourhood. Among the more interesting projects built over the past few years, KingSett Capital's 155 Cumberland and 130 Bloor Street West involved the partial conversion of the 14-storey CIL Building and new floors above it.

Constructed in 1960 in the Modernist style, the first 10 floors of the Bregman + Hamann-designed building live on as office space (with updated retail at ground level), while floors 11-12 have been converted to condominiums. The 13th and 14th floors contain the legendary 'Torno' penthouse, with heritage-designated interiors attributed to Philip Johnson.

This project's most notable aspect was the construction of seven new storeys of residential space above the existing building. Back in July of 2008, the steel skeleton of the new addition could be seen easily from Queen's Park and Bloor, rising from the existing office building.

Throwback Thursday, 155 Cumberland and 130 Bloor Street West, TorontoConstruction of 155 Cumberland and 130 Bloor Street West, July 12, 2008, image by Edward Skira

Fast forward to 2015, and the addition has long since been completed.

Throwback Thursday, 155 Cumberland and 130 Bloor Street West, Toronto155 Cumberland and 130 Bloor Street West, February 12, 2014, image by Jack Landau

Zooming in on the angle above provides a closer look at the relatively new addition.

Throwback Thursday, 155 Cumberland and 130 Bloor Street West, Toronto155 Cumberland and 130 Bloor Street West, February 12, 2014, image by Jack Landau

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