Much of the attention Toronto architecture receives today hinges on the recent condo boom — and it’s not always favourable.
But from internationally popular structures like the CN Tower to local favourites such as the flatiron Gooderham Building, the city is home to many long-standing architectural landmarks.
As we’ve done with Toronto destinations including CityPlace, St. Clair West and Centre Island, we’ve compared archival photos of landmarks from the City and the Toronto Public Library with present day shots from BuzzBuzzNews’ James Bombales.
Gooderham Building, Wellington St. E., looking w. from e. of Church St, 1898
Gooderham Building, Wellington St. and Front St. looking east, 1982
Yonge-Dundas Square, late 1980s
Brown Derby Tavern at Yonge and Dundas Street, 1971
Brown Derby Tavern at Yonge and Dundas Street, 1952
Nathan Phillips Square, 1980s
Construction of New City Hall, 1964
CN Tower under construction, view looking west from Front St. West at Yonge Street, 1973
View of CN Tower during antenna construction, 1975
Union Station, Front Street West, south side, between Bay and York Street, 1920s*
Union Station, subway construction on Front Street, 1950*
Hockey Hall of Fame, Yonge Street and Front Street, 1982
*Present day photo taken 2015