Toronto Building Illusion


Thanks to scienceduck, we got our first user-submitted Illusion! I encourrage you to submit all of your optical illusion material that you think we should publish here. As the title say, this one is taken in Toronto. I wasn’t sure at first if it is just a painting on the builiding wall, or is it something like billboard attached to it’s side. Jump inside this article and see another picture, this time taken from different angle. Also be sure to visit scienceduck’s homepage for more wonderfull images and optical illusions, taken by camera.

  • dazed and confused

    So was it added on like a bilboard to the side or what?

    • rr


  • k

    this sucks

    • Anonplz

      Hey K,
      stfu. Let us all enjoy this person’s genius.
      Jeez, I hate you haters.

  • l

    does not suck.

    This is a landmark building in Toronto.

    The other side (the front) of it was used in Interview With A Vampire, so it will look familiar to those who saw the movie. Great bar (Down Under) below it. Also good patio, and all around great area of town.

    For those who have asked, it is an art installation that is mounted somewhat like a billboard would be – out about 6 inches from the actual wall. The windows in the center are real. The others are not.

  • onepixel

    i agree, this does NOT suck. this is a beautiful illustration.

  • toffu

    awesome trompe-l’oeil.

  • Farted

    It’s cool, but not my style!

  • monet

    i got stuck at your website for 1 hour now… cool stuff

  • Hai

    i agree with onepixel and l. also to dazed and confused: no, it’s a painting. u can see from the second picture because the paper thats still hanging has no shadow

  • samba

    it is cool a very artistic design

  • GreenDayGirl10123

    theres one like that in my homestate, RI. its in providence but i dont live there.

  • niki

    majorly cool! This DOES NOT SUCK!


    This Picture is the Picture of the Building that is in the Front of the Main Building Like a Mirror. But the Windows are Real.

    • chloe

      Yea its painted around the windows

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know where this building is in toronto? I’m from there n have never seen it but would like to!

  • Tori

    It looks cool. I’d like to see what it looks life in person (or in building, if that makes sense).

  • Anonymous

    I’ve seen this building in Toronto. The building kind of thins out at the other side. Kind of like a triangular prism.

  • Anonymous

    haha, I’ce actually seen this billboard, it was at night when i went to see the Radio City Rockettes

  • Anonymous

    This is on the back–or the short side–of the triangular Flatiron Building in Toronto, where Wellington meets Front and Church streets, in the theatre district. The building is just as fun from the pointy end. It’s much smaller than the one in NYC, but I think I like it more. This mural appeared briefly in Cronenberg’s The Fly, through the window of Gina Davis’ publisher’s office.

  • Anonymous

    This is amazing.

  • YEAH!

    i have seen this before really cool i was driving with my dad

  • Anonymous

    THAT is AWESMOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • i*is*awesome

    its a painting but the guy who did it painted shadows on it la – duh! thats why its an ILLUSION!!!!!!
    < .<

  • Anonymous

    Wow, this is cool. And to those of you who think this sucks, why don’t YOU try making an optical illusion then? See how easy it is is for you! If you can’t say anything nice, THEN DON’T SAY(or in this case, type)ANYTHING!

  • Anonymous

    This is so well done! It jumps strait at you, right outta tha wall! I wish I could see something like that everyday on my way to work. Very beautiful!

  • Anonymous

    Its the Gooderham building also known as the Flatiron building. Nice little pub in the basement too

  • delanebug

    haha thats AWSOME!

  • Genius

    Painting, you can see the grout behind it.

  • think about it…

    its definatly painting, and it is great!if any of u have been to cannes in france(i think u all no dat)there is loads and they are really fantasically fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • amanda

    it looks cool, if you look at it closely you can tell its paint.

  • unfortunuty i live in england i would love to go canada lovely country

  • eee efff geee

    You cant make that with chalk or paint…….it looks to real

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