Concord Adex's master-planned CityPlace community has been almost entirely built out in recent years, and what was once nothing but disused rail yards has grown to become home to thousands of residents. Back in 2006, construction was well under way on Concord CityPlace's West One and N1 towers, the first ones to the west of Spadina Avenue, with progress quite apparent viewed from the Blue Jays Way bridge over the Downtown rail corridor. In the image below, West One can be seen rising behind Optima, with N1 keeping pace closer to the centre of the photo.

Throwback Thursday, Blue Jays Way, CityPlace, TorontoView of CityPlace towers rising, captured from Blue Jays Way south of Front on August 12, 2006, image by Edward Skira

Returning to the same position in 2015 reveals the impressive growth of Concord CityPlace. In less than nine years, several new buildings have been added to the landscape. West One and N1 have long since been completed, as have the neighbouring mid-rise Neo, while the towers Montage, Luna Vista, and the two-tower Parade recede into the distance. Also added to the landscape is the banana-yellow Francisco Gazitua-designed Puente de Luz Bridge, which carries foot and cycle traffic over the rail corridor, between CityPlace and Front Street West. 

Throwback Thursday, Blue Jays Way, CityPlace, TorontoView of CityPlace towers rising, captured from Blue Jays Way south of Front on June 11, 2015, image by Jack Landau

The view above will be further transformed in the coming years with the development of Block 22—between Optima and Spadina Avenue—where Concord CityPlace's two tallest towers are now being planned.

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