This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back almost exactly 8 years for a view of Toronto's Yorkville area. In February 2011, plans were in the works to redevelop the office building at the northeast corner of Cumberland and Bellair. The 9-storey building is visible in the centre of the image below, captured facing south from Yorkville and Bellair.

Facing south on Bellair Street from Yorkville Avenue, February 2011, image by Forum contributor drum118

A full 8 years since the above photo was taken, construction is in full swing for the redevelopment known as Minto Yorkville Park Condos. The 25-storey tower with design by IBI Group now rises over halfway towards its final height. New in the background, Bellair Street's buildings frame the two towers of U Condominiums, rising 56 and 46 storeys, both topping out by early 2015. (The 46-storey tower is half hidden by One St Thomas.)

Facing south on Bellair Street from Yorkville Avenue, February 2019, image by Forum contributor drum118

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

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