Toronto Gets Its Own 'Space Odyssey'-Style Monolith

"I just walked the same trail that I walk every morning and it was there"
Toronto Gets Its Own 'Space Odyssey'-Style Monolith
Photo: Monica Lerin
At long last, Toronto gets to join in the otherworldly monolith fun. After countless displays of Space Odyssey-style structures started appearing around the globe throughout the later part of this year, finally, one has been spotted in the city's west end.

Ontario resident Monica Lerin told blogTO that she found the mysterious monolith while walking through Humber Bay Park around 9:30 a.m. today.

"This morning, I just walked the same trail that I walk every morning and it was there. It was just cool," she told blogTO. "I was just like, 'Oh my God, it is those things you see in the news.'"

In keeping with a growing tradition, it remains unclear who — or what — is responsible for the new metal structure. Toronto's monolith is only the latest in now countless structures including that first one in Utah and another in Romania — both of which mysteriously appeared and disappeared. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for any of the Stanley Kubrick-inspired structures, though we do know the one in Utah was definitely not taken by aliens

If patterns indicate anything, this latest alienesque structure doesn't have long before someone takes it down — but it likely won't be the last of its kind. Either way, if you want to catch it before it's gone, you might want to do it soon. These metal mysteries tend to expire after a few days. 

See Lerin's snap of the Toronto monolith below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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