This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back almost 4 years for a southwest-facing view from King and Church streets in Downtown Toronto. In October 2014, a temporary presentation centre at the intersection's southwest corner was coming down to make way for Sixty Colborne, a 25-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condominium development from Freed Developments and Carttera Private Equities. The L Tower's distinctive roofline was visible in the distance, soon to be obscured by the new development.
The same angle in September 2018 shows the nearly-complete Sixty Colborne dominating the intersection, and blocking the L Tower from view. The grid of copper-coloured aluminum frames and a podium massing that meets the height of adjacent heritage buildings to the west combine to offer a modern spin on the surrounding context. To the right of the tower, the 2018 view also includes Concert Properties' 58-storey 88 Scott Street, standing 204 metres on the skyline.
We will return next week with another look at the changing face of Toronto!