Toronto Theatres and the Golden Age of the Silver Screen (Landmarks) (Paperback)
The history, heritage, and architectural significance of Toronto's most notable theatres and movie houses.
Movie houses first started popping up around Toronto in the 1910s and '20s, in an era without television and before radio had permeated every household. Dozens of these grand structures were built and soon became an important part of the cultural and architectural fabric of the city. A century later the surviving, defunct, and reinvented movie houses of Toronto's past are filled with captivating stories. Explore fifty historic Toronto movie houses and theaters, and discover their roles as repositories of memories for a city that continues to grow its cinema legacy. Features stunning historic photography.
About the Author
Doug Taylor has been researching and writing about the history of Toronto for decades. His book The Villages Within, an irreverent history of the city, was nominated for a Heritage Toronto Award. Taylor was a faculty member of the Lakeshore Teachers' College at York University and the Ontario Teacher Education College, specializing in local history. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.