Yonge and Eglinton: Past, present and future

June 20th, 2012

Yonge and Eglinton will experience a dramatic transformation once E Condos takes up permanent residence at 8 Eglinton Avenue East in 2017. In many ways though, Yonge and Eglinton has always been a neighbourhood of transformation and a lot has changed at this intersection over the last 200 years.

Back in the 1930’s for example, the Toronto Dominion Bank used to sit at the northeast corner of Yonge and Eglinton.

The building now looks completely different from what it looked like in the 1930’s and Dominion Bank has been rebranded and is now called TD Canada Trust.

The bank will experience yet another makeover when it is incorporated into the design of E Condos. It will be one of the retail spaces that will occupy the ground floor of E Condos in 2017.

The southeast corner of Yonge and Eglinton has seen a lot of changes too. Back in the early 20th century, the intersection had several residential homes, some of which were converted into shops. The one in the photograph below for example, sold cigarettes, cigars and tobacco.

Many of these shops and residential homes were later turned into commercial buildings and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce opended a branch at 1 Eglinton Avenue East in the 1930’s.

The bank is still there today and like many of the buildings on Yonge and Eglinton, it looks completely different from what it looked like 80 years ago.

Here are a few more old photos of Yonge and Eglinton along with some recent ones.

And of course, here’s what Yonge and Eglinton will look like in 2017.