Last night’s episode of the increasingly addictive Being Erica sent its eponymous protagonist ten years into the future, where she proclaimed that 2019 was pretty similar to 2009. And indeed it was, save for a bad haircut and a few subtle embellishments that we’re really looking forward to a decade from now.
In one of Erica’s involuntary encounters with Dr. Tom, she finds him looking for directions on a touchscreen directory in the park next to Roy Thomson Hall. Since Astral Media’s street furniture contract will still be effect by then, it seems like they’ve upgraded their craptastic InfoToGo pillars.
During a geographically incorrect rooftop scene, we can see a new skyscraper has arisen with an elegant twist, somewhat reminiscent of the Gherkin in London.
And there’s our giant pickle again, but looking this time more like it’s been grafted onto Hong Kong’s 2 International Finance Centre. The future Toronto skyline boasts a few additional spires, but after a significant decline in the commercial real estate market over the last couple of years, we’re gonna assume they’re all condos. Except for the Torontoist Building off to the right, of course.