New pedestrian links continue to improve connectivity between the new "Southcore" district, and the Downtown Core to the north. After years of construction, high-rise office buildings and condominium developments continue to populate the land between the rail tracks and the lake, which up until a few years ago, could have been considered sparsely inhabited. In this week's Throwback Thursday, we take a look at the view looking northwest from the southeast corner of Bay and Harbour, comparing the view between March 18, 2007 and October 9, 2014.

Back in 2007, many landmarks could be seen from the intersection, including the Royal York Hotel, the CN Tower, the Toronto Harbour Commission Building, the Air Canada Centre and the Gardiner Expressway.

Looking northwest from the southeast corner of Bay and Harbour, March 18th, 2007, image by Edward Skira

Jumping forward to October, 2014, we can see a drastically altered view, with several new high-rises adding to the cityscape, including Telus House, Maple Leaf Square, ICE Condominiums and the Southcore Financial Centre. The most prominent landmark in the image from 2007, the CN Tower, has been largely blocked out by the west tower of Maple Leaf Square, though the peak of the tower is still visible.

Looking northwest from the southeast corner of Bay and Harbour, October 9th, 2014, image by Jack Landau

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

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