Sometimes called the "Times Square of Canada" for better or for worse, the Yonge-Dundas intersection and the adjacent public square are marked by a constantly evolving tapestry of glittering illuminated signage. Back in April 2013, views north from Yonge Street from the western edge of the square revealed Canderel's fast-rising Aura at College Park, a 78-storey Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed condominium development at the northwest corner of Yonge and Gerrard.

View north on Yonge Street from just south of Dundas, 2013, image by Marcus Mitanis

Fast forward to 2016, and Aura at College Park isn't the only major change to the view. In 2014, a massive 95.75 ft. wide by 60.47 ft. high LED video display replaced the previous billboard signage above the northwest corner of Yonge and Dundas. Great Eagle Holdings' proposed redevelopment of the Eaton Chelsea Hotel at 33 Gerrard West could further transform this view in the coming years, as could a brand new proposal at 8 Elm. There are four towers proposed between the two proposals, a couple of them in the 80-storey range.

View north on Yonge Street from just south of Dundas, 2016, image by Jack Landau

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

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