New home for Toronto festival at Bell Lightbox

posted by CSWalczak on September 12, 2008 at 10:45 pm

TORONTO, ON, CANADA — The Toronto International Film Festival, one of North America’s major annual cimena events, has announced that a permanent home for the festival’s offices and some of its year-round programs will be constructed at the corner of King and John Streets in downtown Toronto.

Scheduled to open in 2009 and to be called the Bell Lightbox, the five-story, 150,000 square foot structure will include five cinemas, two galleries, three learning studios, a film reference library, and a retail store.

The homepage for the Bell Lightbox project, showing a number of the architect’s sketches, is:
here.

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John Fink
John Fink on September 15, 2008 at 3:47 am

The Bell Lightbox is going to be amazing. I wonder what they will be showing on those five screens when the festival isn’t in town. I’ve heard the group plans to expand their programing which they currently show down at the Art Gallery of Ontario (where this year’s Wavelengths (experimental films) selections showed).

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