This week's Throwback Thursday turns the clocks back 15 years, comparing two very different views of the Hurontario Street and Burnhamthorpe Road intersection in the Mississauga City Centre area. Our before photo comes from all the way back in 2005, facing north across the intersection towards a changing block, and showing the first phases of Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' Absolute World complex rising along Burnhamthorpe, while a presentation centre occupied the intersection's corner.

Looking north across Burnhamthorpe and Hurontario intersection to Absolute World, 2005, image by Forum contributor drum118

A decade and a half later, the three towers seen under construction in the 2005 photo have long since been completed, and joined by the community's flagship towers: a pair of twisting towers rising 50 and 56 storeys, designed by MAD architects in partnership with local firm Burka Architects, currently holding the title of Mississauga's tallest buildings. Where the presentation centre was is now a public plaza flanked by retail space to the northwest.

Looking north across Burnhamthorpe and Hurontario intersection to Absolute World, 2020, image by Forum contributor drum118

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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