Every so often a building is unveiled that causes Torontoist to twitter with preteen enthusiasm: “OMGz!!! WTF is that!? That is sooooo cool!!!” The ROM Crystal is one of them, the AGO is too, and so is the building pictured to the right. That building wasn’t so much unveiled as stumbled upon by Urban Toronto Forum member current, who saw the poster and thought it seemed pretty neat. But wait just one second—where’s the website? Where’s the contact info? Is this for real?
According to the people at the Berkeley Church—the building underneath the glass behemoth—it is, or will be. Actually, they were pretty vague on the details. We do know they are called the Berkeley Playing Fields, and that they will be condominiums. We also know that it looks spectacular. Nestled right between Regent and Moss Park on Queen Street East, this building would give a much-needed jolt of non-sketchiness to the area.
We can only assume from the lack of a condo office, contact info, and the cryptic “A Stone’s Throw Away” tagline that the Berkeley Church is still in talks to getting this thing built. The empty lot right next to the church and the poster are the only real hints that it might actually happen. All we can say at this point is please, please build this. We like big things that are nice. Don’t you?
Photo by Andrew Pulsifer