Toronto's South Core area has been in a continuous state of growth for several years now, and one of the best places to watch these changes has been the uppermost level of the Harbourfront parking garage. Just over 5 years ago, in the summer of 2010, construction was progressing at the site of 18 York, the first of two office towers to be built in the Southcore Financial Centre. To the south, excavation had begun for the third and fourth phases of Conservatory Group's Infinity Condos, as well as Lanterra's ÏCE Condos. In the distance, the re-cladding of First Canadian Place was also visible.

View of the South Core from the Harbourfront parking garage, August 19, 2010, image by Edward Skira

Fast forward to November 19, 2015, and both ÏCE Condos towers and the third and fourth phases of Infinity are complete, blocking out a finished 18 York Street. The second office tower in the Southcore Financial Centre development, built in 2014, can be seen peeking out from behind the first tower of Infinity Condos. Just to the right of Maple Leaf Square, a sliver of Backstage Condos can be seen, while in the right foreground, a crane rises over the podium levels of Tridel's Ten York on the site of a former parking lot. Behind Ten York, the steel frame of the mechanical penthouse at Sun Life Financial Tower is now being assembled.

View of the South Core from the Harbourfront parking garage, November 19, 2015, image by Jack Landau

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

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