Before the current wave of development pushed south of the rail corridor in Downtown Toronto, all four corners of the York and Bremner intersection sat undeveloped, providing unobstructed sightlines towards the city's famed Financial District to the north. Back on August 12, 2006, things were just on the cusp of changing though as multiple developments were in the works for the area that would come to be known as the "South Core".

View facing northeast from the southwest corner of York and Bremner, August 12, 2006, image by Edward Skira

9 years later, and the area has been largely built out with new commercial and residential towers. Two office towers, the Southcore Financial Centre's 18 York and Telus House, now respectively anchor the northwest and northeast corners of the intersection, while still framing a portion of the Financial District skyline. Both buildings are connected to each other as well as Union Station via a new PATH route which includes a bridge running above York Street. Out of view in the image below, the mixed-use Maple Leaf Square development now occupies the southeast corner of the intersection, while the southwest corner has recently been used as a staging area for ÏCE Condos, and will eventually be the site of a new office tower.

View facing northeast from the southwest corner of York and Bremner, November 12, 2015, image by Jack Landau

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

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