The Glendale Cinema

Last week, the Toronto Star’s Peter Howell wrote about Toronto’s forgotten theatres, including the University, the Willow and the Glendale. Of the three, only the facade of the University remains — the rest of it is a Pottery Barn store. The Glendale, a post-war theatre built by Nat Taylor’s 20th Century Theatres, opened with a flourish on December 1, 1947. It was a busy period in theatre-building — which had been prohibited throughout most of…

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