Toronto's downtown core has been the site of plenty of new construction in the past several years, and in most of our weekly Throwback Thursday the change has been obvious in the photos. In today's edition, however, you are looking for more subtle, half-hidden changes on the skyline. Back on June 18, 2008, the steel frame of the Bay Adelaide Centre's west tower was essentially topped off at the intersection for which it is named. The tower can be seen peeking out from above a sign mounted to the east facade of the Eaton Centre. The advertisement, for what would now be considered an ancient "dumb" phone, is another sign of how far we have come in just a few short years.

Looking south on Yonge at Shuter, June 18, 2008, image by Edward Skira

Fast forward to September 18, 2014, and the completed west tower of the Bay Adelaide Centre is now accompanied by the under-construction east tower, still climbing toward its final height on Adelaide at Yonge Street.

Looking south on Yonge at Shuter, September 18, 2014, image by Jack Landau

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

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