A visual history of Yonge and Bloor
Yonge and Bloor serves as the subject of our latest installment in a not-so-frequent series that examines the visual legacy of some of Toronto's most significant intersections. After starting with Yonge and Dundas, a move northward to Bloor seems only natural, particularly considering how markedly this area has changed over the years. Photos from the 1920s look little like those from the 1950s, though current photos of the strip immediately southwest of Yonge do bear similarity to images from the 1970s and 1980s. One notable absence, however, is the Uptown Theatre, which was demolished in 2003.
As far as the present day goes, Yonge and Bloor isn't exactly a pretty place. With the area to the southeast clear cut in anticipation of One Bloor East back in 2008, it has sat stagnant for years. And given that Great Gulf has yet to break ground on a new condo project for the corner, it's likely to remain that way for some time. So, we'll have to collectively wait for Yonge and Bloor's next transformation, but in the meantime, let's look back at the seemingly ever-changing intersection.
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