This week's Throwback Thursday reveals some major changes on Adelaide Street West in Toronto's Financial District. Back in May 2006, demolition prep work was underway at the Tushingham Factory. Formerly located at 104 Adelaide Street West, this five-storey Victorian commercial building was constructed in 1885 and demolished in 2006, most recently serving as the home of Winston's Steakhouse prior to demolition. Next door, the 1928-built Concourse Building at 100 Adelaide West still stood 16 storeys over the Adelaide and Sheppard intersection. The building featured an Art Deco design by Baldwin & Greene, Architects, and artwork by J.E.H. MacDonald of 'Group of Seven' fame.

Concourse Building, May 2006, image by Edward Skira

Fast forward a decade to May 2016, and the footprint of the former Tushingham Factory has long since been incorporated into the Richmond Adelaide Centre's street-fronting plaza. Next door, the former Concourse Building was demolished in 2013 to make way for Oxford Properties' 40-storey EY Tower, though the south and east heritage facades of the former property have been replicated on the base of the new office tower, designed by Kohn Pederson Fox and WZMH Architects.

Rebuilt Concourse Building facades incorporated into the under-construction EY Tower, May 2016, image by Marcus Mitanis

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

Related Companies:  ERA Architects, GBCA Architects, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Kramer Design Associates Limited, Oxford Properties Group, PCL, Stephenson Engineering, Trillium Architectural Products, Walters Group, WSP, WZMH Architects