The Stacks Are High
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The Stacks Are High

A month ago, Torontoist noticed a poster showing an interesting building that was supposed to go up over the Berkeley Church. Sadly (for some), this place was not meant to be. City bylaws got in the way of that stacked behemoth, but have no fear, architecture enthusiasts! The building pictured above has complete city support and will be an undeniably controversial sight at Richmond and Widmer streets on the former lot belonging to Joker Nightclub in the Entertainment District.
Urban Toronto forum member ProjectEnd clandestinely took a cell phone photo at a meeting at Metro Hall last month, hence the low quality. The rendering is an initial design, with the final building looking pretty much like it, but not exactly. It is being done by TAS Design Build, the folks responsible for other—albeit considerably more boring—Toronto condos such as M5V and Zed, and Teeple Architects, famous for the University of Toronto’s Graduate House and other funky Canadian designs. A media blitz is expected at some point, but we just couldn’t wait to share this. Expect outcries and kudos, but it doesn’t matter because this is being made. Now, who wants to play a giant game of Jenga?
Photo courtesy of ProjectEnd from the Urban Toronto forum.