More Details on the Uptown Theatre Collapse

posted by Patrick Crowley on December 9, 2003 at 6:27 am

TORONTO, CANADA — According to Yahoo News, yesterday’s collapse of the Uptown Theatre has left one person dead and 14 others injured. As many of you know, the accident comes during the midst of a planned demolition of the theater to make way for an apartment complex.

“The whole thing just came down like a rocket,” said witness Harry Lesik, 65. “It just came down like a ton of bricks.”

Here’s a quick roundup of the most recent reports (including television coverage from local Toronto TV stations):

News Articles
Man killed as Uptown collapses
Building collapse claims life
Uptown Theatre Collapses
Toronto theatre collapses, 1 dead
Uptown Theatre collapses (eyewitness account)
Trapped student rescued after theater collapse
Crane cut beams just before collapse: witness
The history of Toronto’s Uptown Theatre

Video (via Windows Media)
CTV News: On questions that surround the collapse
CFTO Toronto: On earlier concerns about the demolition
CFTO Toronto: Interviews with people who escaped the disaster
CFTO Toronto: Details of the demolition site

Photographs (before and after the collapse)
Aerial pics of the collapse (taken by an Uptown neighbor)
Yahoo! News Uptown slideshow
A few shots of the Uptown (pre-collapse)

Memories from Uptown patrons
uptown girl (sorry)
End of the Uptown

Previous Cinema Treasures reports on the Uptown
Last Days Of The Uptown
Toronto’s Uptown Theater Closes Forever

Theaters in this post

Comments (1)

jeffwilson on December 9, 2003 at 2:20 pm

assholes should have left it alone.

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