Parliament Theatre

427 Parliament Street,
Toronto, ON M5A 3A3

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Early 60's photo courtesy of David Imrie via the Vintage Toronto Facebook page.

The Parliament Theatre was located in the “Cabbagetown” area of Toronto on Parliament Street near Gerrard Street. It closed in 1963 and is now used for retail.

Any further information on the Parliament Theatre would be appreciated.

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CSWalczak on December 10, 2012 at 11:54 am

This theatre should not be confused with the later Parliament Cinema which was also on Parliament Street, a few blocks away, and was only named that after this Parliament Theatre closed.

CSWalczak on December 11, 2012 at 12:47 am

Chuck, I put the photo back as a link on the Parliament Cinema page; you might want to move it to the photos page there; if you do, I will remove my comment with the link. I should have probably let you do that, since you posted the photo originally.

Ken may have inadvertently removed some still valid commentary when he took out the now-extraneous, irrelevant, and/or inaccurate comments; let us hope contributors can or will restore pertinent information to the respective pages.

In my note to him, I pointed out that the Parliament Cinema was in fact the final name of the Gay/Bluebell and the B&W photo was on the wrong page. I did say that after the clean-ups were made, some comments could be removed, but the decision regarding which ones were his. At least, what is on both respective pages now appears accurate. I don’t know if any still-valuable comments could be restored; I would guess probably not.

gordonmcleod on May 22, 2013 at 8:59 am

Was this not the theatre that for years was the CBC radio studio (home of the air farce) it still stands as a dance studio

DavidDymond on May 22, 2013 at 3:21 pm

The Parliament Theatre was built by Bloom and Fine Theatres (B & F) around 1928 just prior to them becoming associated with Famous Players Canadian Corporation! Sam Bloom and Sam Fine were the owners!!

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