Toronto's downtown core has undoubtedly changed over the past decade, with new office towers, hotels and condominiums joining the urban fabric of the city. This transformation is especially visible in the emerging Southcore neighbourhood, where 12 years ago, parking lots dominated the streetscape. 18 Yonge Condos, developed by Lanterra DevelopmentsH&R Developments and Malibu Investments, was one of the first projects to kickstart development in the area. Way back on September 18, 2003, the site was preparing for construction, with a fence erected around the property. 

18 Yonge Condos, Lanterra, Page + Steele/IBI Group, Malibu, H&R, TorontoLooking southwest towards the Air Canada Centre and Gardiner Expressway, September 18, 2003, image by Edward Skira

Fast forward to July 30, 2015, and the Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects-designed 18 Yonge is not only complete, but it's been joined by several other towers, including Pinnacle Centre to the south. 

18 Yonge Condos, Lanterra, Page + Steele/IBI Group, Malibu, H&R, Toronto18 Yonge, July 30, 2015, image by Marcus Mitanis

Moving over to another angle, facing the Financial District on September 18, 2003. 

18 Yonge Condos, Lanterra, Page + Steele/IBI Group, Malibu, H&R, TorontoThe 18 Yonge site, September 18, 2003, image by Edward Skira

July 30, 2015:

18 Yonge Condos, Lanterra, Page + Steele/IBI Group, Malibu, H&R, Toronto18 Yonge, July 30, 2015, image by Marcus Mitanis

Looking north on September 18, 2003 from Lake Shore Boulevard:

18 Yonge Condos, Lanterra, Page + Steele/IBI Group, Malibu, H&R, TorontoThe 18 Yonge site, September 18, 2003, image by Edward Skira

July 30, 2015:

18 Yonge Condos, Lanterra, Page + Steele/IBI Group, Malibu, H&R, Toronto18 Yonge, July 30, 2015, image by Marcus Mitanis

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