For two consecutive years, Toronto's BMO Field has undergone dramatic transformations. The soccer stadium underwent a major expansion of capacity that was completed in May 2015, followed by a second phase that added three large canopies and CFL capability, completed earlier this month. Back in 2012, the facility was still in it's original 2007 configuration. At that time, the BMO Field's west stands offered fantastic views of the Toronto skyline, often cast in brilliant hues during evening Toronto FC games.

Throwback Thursday, BMO Field, TorontoView east from the west stands of BMO Field, 2012, image by leafsfan67 via Wikimedia Commons

Returning to a similar vantage point in 2016, the view has been radically altered by the addition of a new east grandstand. Two of the three added canopies are visible in this view, with the third canopy out of frame overhead. All of the improvements to the stadium have come at a price though, as the skyline views that west stand ticketholders once enjoyed have been obliterated by the massive stand and roof structure.

Throwback Thursday, BMO Field, TorontoView east from the west stands of BMO Field, 2016, image by Jack Landau

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