Friday, October 28, 2016
It's All A Facade
This building is found on Bloor St in the most expensive commercial block in town. The site had been the location of the University Theatre from 1949 to 1986 and the theatre held 1,300 seats and showed on a single huge screen. Despite efforts to save it in the 80s, developers took over the site and were required to retain the unusual curved facade of the building while construction continued behind. Unfortunately the real estate market crashed at that time and the facade sat untended for more than 10 years and had to be torn down. This is an exact reproduction of the original facade!