This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to Eglinton Park in Midtown Toronto, comparing dusk views of the changing Yonge-Eglinton area skyline captured almost two years apart. Back in September, 2018, a view facing east from the west end of the park was centred on the topped-out Roy Varacalli-designed 38 and 58-storey rental and condominium towers of E Condos as they were nearing completion. On the far left of the frame, a red tower crane and just be made out at the Whitehaus Condos construction site, which was beginning its ascent to 31 storeys.
A late July, 2020 view from roughly the same position and during a very similar sunset shows that E Condos and its rental component have wrapped up construction, while Whitehaus, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, is topped out and almost fully-enclosed in cladding. On the right side of the image, a new condo tower is rising to a height of just over 192 metres on Yonge Street south of Eglinton, set to become the city's 26th-tallest upon completion. The Pei Partnership Architects-designed 2221 Yonge is now approaching its final 58-storey height, taking the title of the second-tallest building in Toronto north of the Bloor-Yorkville area.
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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