Condominium development in Toronto's Downtown core has led to some dramatic changes in our cityscape in recent years, and the intersection of Scott Street and The Esplanade is changing fast. Back on June 9, 2007, The Esplanade looked nothing like it does today, and neither did its backdrop - the area which would become known as the South Core.

Looking west on The Esplanade from Scott Street, June 9, 2007, image by Edward Skira

In the time since the above photo was taken looking southwest from the corner, The Esplanade has been the site of significant intensification, with projects including L Tower and Backstage on The Esplanade currently under construction. The backdrop has also changed dramatically, particularly with new three new office towers and a soon-to-open hotel now blocking the view of early Harbourfront area condos seen in the first image. The condos of Concord CityPlace appear in miniature below at the foot of the CN Tower.

Looking west on The Esplanade from Scott Street, September 4, 2014, image by Jack Landau

Spinning around in the opposite direction and facing northeast, the site of London on The Esplanade where there was just a crane in 2007, is now complete and occupied in the last image.

London on The Esplanade site, June 9, 2007, image by Edward Skira

London on The Esplanade, September 4, 2014, image by Jack Landau

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

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