Aerial view, ca. 1986-1992. From the City of Toronto Archives (Series 1465, File 388).
Even after the building boom of the 1960s, the commercial real-estate market could not keep pace with the insatiable demand for downtown office space. Older, smaller towers built before the Second World War, like the Temple Building or the Toronto Star Building, were razed to make way for new buildings with modern amenities, like air conditioning and high-speed elevators.