For 165 years, St. Lawrence Hall has been an architectural fixture in the neighbourhood of the same name. Though the city continues to rapidly grow around it, the Renaissance Revival-style landmark and Canadian National Historic Site still serves as a popular venue for events like weddings and conferences. Back on October 9, 2005, the northeast-facing view from the rooftop amenity level of the Market Square condominium on Front Street centred on the the cupola of St. Lawrence Hall.

Throwback Thursday, Market Square, St. Lawrence Hall, TorontoView of the St. Lawrence Hall cupola from the roof of Market Square, October 9, 2005, image by Edward Skira

On September 30, 2015—just shy of ten years later—all of the buildings in the background in the 'before' photo other than King George Square Condos (right) have now been eclipsed by Aspen Ridge Homes' 24-storey Vü Condos (left), and Alterra Group of Companies' 21-storey Post House Condominiums (right), two major additions to the neighbourhood over the last several years. 

Throwback Thursday, Market Square, St. Lawrence Hall, TorontoView of the St. Lawrence Hall cupola from the roof of Market Square, September 30, 2015, image by Jack Landau

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