There have likely been moments in your life that when, looking back, you realize had you taken a different direction, everything would have changed for you. Be it a university you chose, boy/girlfriend you dated, job you accepted, trip you experienced… all of these things changed the course of your life to bring you to a different place.
Now, personify the city of Toronto and imagine the difference that would have occurred if politicians, urban planners and community leaders moved forward with any of the radical plans that are mentioned in the blog link below. Be it major TTC routes, the highway that was supposed to run down the core of the city along Spadina Avenue, or the giant pyramid university down by the waterfront, any of these developments would significantly play a roll in the cohesiveness and landscape of Toronto.
Even when looking back 50 years ago, it really does seem that compared to the Toronto of today, the city truly was young and in its infancy. Sure, there were large-stoned historic government and financial buildings, but the skyscrapers and very modern buildings of now have all sprung to life very quickly. Plus, the density of condo living and retail squeezing that we see right now has never existed before.
Take a look at the different Toronto projects that could have been in the past 100 years – Click on the photo below: