Several new high-rises have been constructed in the Bay/Yonge College/Carlton area over the past several years. That includes two two-towered condo projects Residences of College Park and The Met, and of course most recently the towering 78-storey Aura at College Park.

Back in the Spring of 2007, construction was under way on the south tower of the Residences of College Park, with the first tower structurally complete to the north. At the same time, work was ongoing for the second tower of The Met, rising immediately east of the first phase. Aura at College Park, the development with the largest impact on the area to date, was still a few years away from the start of construction.

View looking west on Granby Street, April 2007, image by Edward Skira

Now, almost eight years since the photo above was captured, here's the impact from those new buildings. The east tower of The Met now blocks out all but the pinnacle of the west tower, while in the centre of the background, we can see the since completed south tower of the Residences of College Park. The most obvious addition is the 78-storey Aura at College Park, which even at a distance of over a block, is barely able to be captured in full by the average wide-angle camera lens.

View looking west on Granby Street, February 2015, image by Jack Landau

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

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