Serving as the heart of Canada's economy, Toronto's Financial District has been in a constant state of metamorphosis for decades as new investment continues to pour into the district. A handful of new office and condominium towers have been added to the Financial District landscape over the past decade, while improvements to existing buildings helps to extend their commercial viability. Back in early 2010, construction was just wrapping up on the west tower of the Bay Adelaide Centre, while the Trump International Hotel and Tower was ascending into the skyline. 

View from the Financial District, early 2010, image by Marcus Mitanis

Fast forward to October, 2016, and construction of both the Bay Adelaide Centre's West Tower and the Trump Tower are long complete. The Bay Adelaide Centre's shorter East Tower, partially obscured from view in this angle by the Trump Tower, has since been built too. On the left side of the image below, a major revitalization of First Canadian Place has replaced the old Carrara marble facades with glass, both as a white fritted curtain wall cladding and dark bronze-tinted accents.

View from the Financial District, October, 2016, image by Jack Landau

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

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