August 2, 2011
It isn’t news to you that Toronto’s skyline has been altered considerably over the past few years, but it’s hard to really appreciate just how much it has evolved until you look at older photos of the city.
We’re not talking decades old, we’re talking about going back only a few years. The difference is still astounding in this relatively short period of time!
A few years back, the folks over at The Mercer thought it would be an interesting experiment to take photos of the view that future residents on the upper floors would be enjoying. They went up in a blimp over the development’s King Street and John location to snap some shots. Now, years later, they’ve gone up a second time to take photos of the same view and predictably, the changes to the urban landscape are striking.
|This is the “old” view looking west. For context, this was taken at the Mercer’s future location near King Street and John Street.|
|Notice anything different? How about like a hundred different things? New mid rises and high rises have sprouted up all over western downtown Toronto.|
|A few years back, looking Northeast from The Mercer.|
|As you may have guessed, a lot has changed since then. Buildings have been finished and even newer ones are going up. Seriously, the words Toronto and stagnant haven’t been used in the same sentence for decades.|
Amazing! Often people talk about the ever-changing Toronto skyline, but it’s a rare opportunity that you actually get to see photos taken from the same location but years apart. It really illustrates the incredible amount of development that downtown Toronto is experiencing.
If these photos made you want to take a cruise in a blimp, well, we can’t really help you. However, if you’re interested in having a view like this in your home, that’s something we can give you a hand with.
The Mercer is scheduled for completion in 2015. The project, a collaboration between Beaverhall Homes and Graywood Developments, is 33 storeys and will contain 415 units. Suites range from 363 square feet to over 1100.
For more info email email@example.com or call 416 597 6940. The sales centre is located at 8 Mercer Street and is open between Monday and Thursday from noon to 6pm and on weekends from noon to 5pm.