Several new developments near the foot of Yonge Street have changed the view from the end of the street in recent years, evidenced in this week's Throwback Thursday. Back in 2009, the view north from Queens Quay centred on the then-new One King West, standing 51 storeys over the intersection of King and Yonge Streets in the Financial District. 

View north from the foot of Yonge Street at Queens Quay, 2009, image by Marcus Mitanis

Jumping ahead to 2016, a number of additions can now be seen. On the right side of the image below (east side of Yonge), the 36-storey Backstage on The Esplanade is now topped off, while the 58-storey L Tower is visible to the immediate north. The 58-storey 88 Scott Street can be seen just starting to fill the gap between Backstage and neighbouring 22 The Esplanade. Further north, the east tower of the Bay Adelaide Centre can be seen directly to the left of One King West. Even further north, the uppermost levels of the 78-storey Aura at College Park can be seen peeking out from behind the 250 Yonge office tower.

View north from the foot of Yonge Street at Queens Quay, 2016, image by Jack Landau

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

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