The landscape changed dramatically by the late 1970s with the opening of the Eaton Centre. Many of the businesses on Yonge Street moved into the indoor mall and the Yonge Street strip went through a rapid decline. What was left on the strip was discount stores, arcades and strip clubs.
The city approved a revitalization of the Yonge and Dundas intersection in the late 1990s with the construction of the Yonge-Dundas Square and the erection of massive electronic billboards modelling New York's Time Square. The Square and other developments led to the demolition of the rundown structures that had taken over the strip.
westeast corner of Yonge/Dundas today.