Today's Throwback Thursday highlights the changing view from the southeast corner of the University and Adelaide intersection. Back in May 2010, construction was well underway at the site of Westbank Corp's Living Shangri-La Toronto, a 66-storey condominium and hotel tower at the northwest corner of the intersection, featuring a design by James Cheng and Hariri Pontarini Architects. At that time, the second level of the building was in the process of taking shape, while in the background, cladding installation was in process for the topped-off Boutique Condos, a 35 and 16-storey condo development by Urban Capital Property Group, ALIT Developments, West Development Group, and Malibu Investments.
Fast forward to 2016, and Living Shangri-La Toronto has long since been completed, with the building opening its doors back in 2012. Boutique Condos is also long complete, having been blocked from view by the new glass-skinned condo and hotel tower. A couple of new additions have also entered the frame, including the topped-off 'The Bond' at the far left of the image, and the nearly-complete Tableau Condominiums to its immediate right.
A skyward-facing shot reveals the upper levels of Living Shangri-La Toronto, which now impacts skyline views from various vantage points around the city.
We will return next week with another look at the changing face of Toronto!