The chaotic atmosphere and glittering lights of Yonge and Dundas are among the many features of the public plaza often compared to Times Square in New York City. Many of the illuminated signs and advertisements that the intersection has become famous for can be seen mounted to the south face of 10 Dundas East, a retail and office complex occupying the northeast corner of the intersection. Back on August 12, 2006, construction of the building was well under way, as seen in this shot captured from the south side of the square.

Throwback Thursday, Yonge Dundas, 10 Dundas East, TorontoLooking north across Yonge-Dundas Square towards 10 Dundas East, August 12, 2006, image by Edward Skira

Fast forward to May 7, 2015, to a long-complete 10 Dundas East, and almost every inch of the building's exterior is now occupied by ads and signs. After dark, this same view comes alive with the bright lights and colours cast by the illuminated signs. On the left hand side of the image below, a new, much larger video display board has replaced the static signage that stood atop Atrium on Bay.

Throwback Thursday, Yonge Dundas, 10 Dundas East, TorontoLooking north across Yonge-Dundas Square towards 10 Dundas East, May 7 2015, image by Jack Landau

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