This week's Throwback Thursday turns the clock back just over two years, comparing changes at Toronto's College and Beverley intersection. Back in February, 2018, a five-storey commercial building at the intersection's southeast corner was in the process of being vacated to make way for a new condominium development. Like many lost buildings in Toronto, 203 College Street would be demolished to allow the construction of new housing.

Looking southeast to College and Beverley, February, 2018, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

Just over two years later, in early March, 2020, Parallax Investment Corporation's Theory Condos—named in a nod to the surrounding University of Toronto campus—is rapidly rising towards a height of 102 metres. The 30-storey, IBI Group-designed project is expected to top out later this year, and wrap up construction in 2021. Upon completion, Theory Condos will add 243 units along with a retail and commercial podium to the area.

Looking southeast to Theory Condos, March, 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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