This week's Throwback Thursday compares two photos of Toronto's Yonge Street slip captured over five years apart. In 2015, the MS Jadran, former home of Captain John's Harbour Boat Restaurant had been shuttered for three years, and the rusting ship was soon to be hauled away for scrap, having been a fixture moored at the foot of Yonge Street for 40 years. In this early 2015 view, the Jadran's weathered condition was on full display in front of the first phases of the Pier 27 condo development, as the 1957-built converted passenger ship awaited its fate.
The Jadran was finally towed away for scrap at the end of May, 2015, its former mooring now occupied by a water taxi in our 2020 photo. Much change has happened in the background, most notably the addition of the 35-storey Tower at Pier 27 development immediately east of the Yonge Street slip. Even more change can be seen on the far left side of the 2020 photo where slivers of 100 Queens Quay at Sugar Wharf and Daniels Waterfront - City of The Arts can be seen, bringing new life to the north side of Queens Quay East.
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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