BREAKING NEWS: Uptown Theatre Collapses, Killing At Least 1 Person

posted by Ross Melnick on December 8, 2003 at 9:26 am

TORONTO, CANADA — The ongoing demolition of Toronto’s historic Uptown Theatre took a deadly turn today as the theater collapsed, trapping at least five people. For more details, visit CNN,, or ABC News for updates throughout the day.

(Thanks to Ashley Winnington-Ball, Mike Rivest, Phantom, edward, Dustin Revin, and others for letting us know about the Uptown.)

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Comments (3)

thebomb on December 8, 2003 at 7:37 pm

With respect to the man who has died in the collaps of the Uptown theater, I favour the demolition and the construction of the condos. Historical buildings are important and the “good times and memories” that follow, but not as important as the environment. Toronto is expanding at a tremendous rate and it is key that more downtown housing is created. It is the only way to ensure that urban is reduced (which is very bad for the environment). So to those who disprove the already demolished Uptown theater, please remember that by protecting the environment you are pleasing a far greater amount of people who actually care about Uptown. Besides, if we dont protect our future, historical means nothing.

Dom V

thebomb on December 8, 2003 at 7:38 pm

MISTAKE it is …“urban sprawl”

Dom V

cirish on December 8, 2003 at 8:00 pm

I would just like to say that what happened today at the old Uptown Theater in Toronto would have never happend if they had just restored the theater instead of demolish it. But you never know what could of happend if they kept the Uptown Open. After all it was over 90/years old. I hope that everyone is ok & god bless to the man who passed away today at the Uptown today. By-The-Way there was a English School building right next to the Uptown that was also got hit by the Uptown.

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