Our Throwback Thursday features are a regular reminder that much can change in Toronto over just a few years. This week's comparison turns back the clocks to 2017 for a southwest-facing view from a high-rise suite in the Sherbourne and Wellesley area, showing the Downtown skyline. Not too many cranes were visible from this angle four years ago, with the most prominent seen atop 88 Scott Street on the left side of the image below. Many more projects were already under construction and yet to break into the view from this vantage point.

Looking southwest to Toronto skyline, 2017, image by Forum contributor Rascacielo

Four busy years of city growth have added plenty of new towers into the frame. From left to right, the 2021 shot includes the additions of Max Condos, 88 North, the rising Prestige at Pinnacle One Yonge, Yonge & Rich Condos, CIBC SQUARE Phase 1, a new colourful mural on Parkside Student Residences' east facade, the Ryerson University Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex, Massey Tower, Alter, Stanley Condominiums, 411 Church, The Residences of 488 University Avenue, YC Condos, and The Gloucester on Yonge.

Looking southwest to Toronto skyline, 2021, image by Forum contributor Rascacielo

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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