The past two years have brought about many changes to Toronto's bustling Entertainment District. Two of the newest kids on the block are Tableau Condominiums by Urban CapitalMalibu, and ALIT, and Picasso Condos by Mattamy Homes and the Goldman Group, both located steps apart on Richmond Street. Back in the summer of 2014, both developments' tower floors had begun their ascent above their respective podiums and into the Entertainment District skyline.

Picasso (left) and Tableau (right), July 2014, image by Marcus MitanisPicasso (left) and Tableau (right), July 2014, image by Marcus Mitanis

Jumping ahead to 2016, the 36-storey, Wallman Architects-designed Tableau and the 39-storey, Teeple Architects-designed Picasso are both topped off and fully clad. The two buildings have helped to redefine the Richmond and Peter intersection, along with Allied Properties REIT's recently-occupied QRC West office development, out of view to the rear of this vantage point. The "now" image below also reveals the recently installed westbound bike lanes on Richmond Street, part of the city's ongoing investment in cycling infrastructure.

Picasso (left) and Tableau (right), August 2016, TorontoPicasso (left) and Tableau (right), August 2016, image by Forum contributor TheKingEast

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