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Toronto's Yonge & Dundas As You've Never Seen It Before (VIDEO)

The iconic intersection never looked so different.
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As one of Toronto's most popular intersections, the area at Yonge and Dundas has been a commercial and pedestrian hub for much of its history, but it looked nothing like it does today as it did as recently as 30 years ago.

As part of Narcity’s Then&Now series, we look back at Toronto’s version of Times Square - known as "Downtown Canada" to some - and its transformation over the past century.

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For many residents, Toronto Eaton Centre has been a staple of the neighbourhood for much of their life, but its existence is relatively new in the larger historical timeline of the area, only having opened in 1977.

And while the mall has grown since its inception over 40 years ago, Torontonians have had to say goodbye to a number of places housed in the area over the years from Sam The Record Man to Hard Rock Cafe, and more changes are still in the works.

The city has reenvisioned what the area will look like as part of an approved project called "yongeTOmorrow," which will see an increased focus on pedestrians through measures including reduced lanes of traffic, wider sidewalks, additional trees, and more space for outdoor cafés.

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