2012 has been a frenzied year for development in Toronto. The ongoing building boom has added dozens of notable buildings to our skyline, with several more currently under-construction and even more in proposal stages. With this onslaught of new projects, many Torontonians are left wondering what the city will look like in the not too distant future. Scott Dickson, an UrbanToronto member and co-founder and creative director at Upside-Down Marketing and Design, has taken it upon himself to answer that question a number of times by digitally incorporating countless under-construction and proposed buildings into a stunning impression of the future. Dickson's latest and most up-to-date image was creating in conjunction with Spacing magazine, and we have it here too.

Rendering of Future Toronto Skyline, image courtesy of Scott Dickson

Well, that's a rather reduced version, but you can click on it to have it expand 50%, of for a full version, you may click here. Below, we divide it into chunks to consider it in more detail.

Rendering of Future Toronto Skyline, image courtesy of Scott Dickson              

In the image above, one instantly notices major growth in an almost unrecognizable downtown core.  Aside from a few recently completed buildings visible, including the Bay-Adelaide Centre, Trump Tower and Shangri-La, the image is dominated by proposed buildings such as Oxford Place and Mirvish+Gehry, or projects that are still under construction, like Ïce Condos and the L Tower.

Rendering of Future Toronto Skyline, image courtesy of Scott Dickson

Looking to the north, we see a filled in skyline stretching from College all the way to Yorkville.  Aura and One Bloor East, both under-construction, are joined in this image by the proposed 50 Bloor West and 27 Yorkville projects, with the recently-opened Four Seasons standing to their immediate left.

The panoramic rendering shows a dramatically different skyline than the original photograph, taken looking east from above Humber Bay Park in 2004. 

2004 Toronto Skyline viewed from Humber Bay, image courtesy of Scott Dickson

For a larger version of the original image, please click here.

As an aid, a quick chart marking some of the high-profile profile projects receiving a lot of attention these days on Urban Toronto.   

Labeled rendering of future Toronto skyline, image courtesy of Scott Dickson

More information on each individual project can be found in the respective dataBase listings below.

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