New growth has done a lot to alter the built form of Downtown Toronto over the past few years, especially the areas east and west of the core where low-rise warehouses and parking lots hold plenty of redevelopment potential. One of the newest developments to see construction on the east side of the city is Ivory on Adelaide, a new high-rise condominium project by Hariri Pontarini Architects for developer Plaza. Back on February 22, 2010, the development site—visible on the right hand side of the image below—was yet to begin construction.

Looking west on Adelaide, just east of Princess Street, February 22, 2010, image by Edward Skira

Fast forward four and a half years to November 19, 2014, and construction is nearing completion at Ivory on Adelaide and the first residents will begin to move in. Meanwhile, this vantage point will result in different photos again soon: on the right hand side of the image below, we can see a two-storey tan-brick building to the immediate east of Ivory, which is now in the process of being taken down to make way for Greenpark's Axiom Condos. Toronto is about constant change it seems!

Looking west on Adelaide, just east of Princess Street, November 19, 2014, image by Jack Landau

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

Related Companies:  Fieldgate Urban, Greenpark Homes, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Kirkor Architects Planners, McIntosh Perry, NEEZO Studios, Patton Design Studio, Peter McCann Architectural Models Inc., Plaza