After taking a wider look at Toronto's skyline growth in last week's Throwback Thursday, we're narrowing our focus to a particular intersection for this week. The last few years of growth have made the Yonge and Bloor intersection the new height peak in the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood, anchored by the 76-storey One Bloor East condominium tower.

A view from the top of Uptown Condominiums on Balmuto Street from March 2014 shows an aerial view centred on the One Bloor East podium, seven floors tall and nearly structurally-complete, as work was about to begin on the first level of the slender point tower.

Throwback Thursday, One Bloor East, TorontoOne Bloor East, March 2014, image by Forum contributor Benito

Exactly five years later, One Bloor East is complete, and construction has shifted to the west side of the Yonge where The One by Mizrahi Developments is under-construction. It will be Canada's new tallest building upon completion. 

Throwback Thursday, One Bloor East, TorontoOne Bloor East, March 2019, image by Forum contributor Benito

Other minor changes can be spotted in the new photo, including an addition to the multi-level parking garage between Hayden and Charles Streets, and small slivers of the Casa II and Casa III condominium towers to the east of the garage.

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

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