Along with the neighbouring Distillery District and the West Don Lands, Toronto's Corktown area has been subject to extensive redevelopment over the past few years. Back on January 9, 2010, a vacant lot at the northwest corner of King and Parliament Streets was the site of a presentation centre for The King East, a 15-storey condominium development from Lamb Development CorpHyde Park Homes, and The Sher Corporation.

Throwback Thursday, King, Parliament, The King East, TorontoNorthwest corner of King and Parliament, January 9 2010, image by Edward Skira

Fast forward to October 22, 2015, and the Core Architects-designed condominium advertised in the 'before' image has long since been completed, adding new residential and retail spaces to stretch of King Street East that has seen much intensification over the last few years. A short distance to the west on King Street, the Globe and Mail Centre can be seen rising in the background.

Throwback Thursday, King, Parliament, The King East, TorontoNorthwest corner of King and Parliament, October 22 2015, image by Jack Landau

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