This week we are updating a Throwback Thursday feature that we first ran in 2014. At that time, the views of a Toronto landmark were half a dozen years apart, this time they are a full dozen. The 1892-built Gooderham Building—at the Front, Wellington, and Church intersection—has stood as a symbol of the surrounding St Lawrence neighbourhood through the years. The last few decades have brought substantial changes to the neighbourhood, altering the skyline around the heritage landmark. Back in Summer, 2008, a southwest-facing view toward the Gooderham Building included the rising London on The Esplanade, a two-tower condo complex from Cityzen Development Group, at the northeast corner of Scott Street and The Esplanade.

View of the Gooderham Building, July 19, 2008, image by Edward Skira

Now, 12 years later, plenty of changes have been recorded in the years since. London on The Esplanade wrapped up construction in late 2009, and the view has since had two more buildings added. The properties at the southwest corner of Front and Church were demolished to make way for The Berczy Condominiums, a 13-storey building completed in 2014. Immediately west of London on The Esplanade, the 58-storey L Tower has added an impressive skyline presence to the frame.

View of the Gooderham Building, January, 2020, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

We will return next week with another look at the changing face of Toronto. In the meantime, you can submit your own Throwback Thursday comparisons in our dedicated Forum thread for your chance to be featured in next week's edition.

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