OK, some of you are thinking "sometimes a cigar is just a cigar". Well, take a look at an artist's rendering of the structure - a condo development called "the L Tower" - shown here in its usual form and in a more suggestive orientation:
Good lord. This thing is going to be a permanent feature of one of Toronto's most important intersections? Visitors are going to arrive in Union Station and step outside to take a gander at the giant glass phallus across the street?
You know, it is getting increasingly hard to take artists and intellectuals seriously when they produce artistically bankrupt nonsense like this. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it isn't a giant penis, but just a huge metaphorical middle finger raised to the citizens of Toronto.
On the other hand, it might look good next to this building (a 1918 design for an Amsterdam theatre by Hendrik Wijdeveld, never built):
Related: Check out this post by Edward Michael George on Libeskind's ROM Crystal