Toronto has an incredibly nuanced history when it comes to film, be it in its many theatres, its discourses, or the the diverse sites and scenes that have made our city so welcoming to the medium. In keeping with this idea, the University of Toronto's Cinema Studies Institute has organized a (now completed) course regarding the documentation of Toronto's colourful cinematic past. The culmination of the project is Local Film Cultures, a website that has exhibition histories on almost all of Toronto's vintage (or dead) cinemas, and detailed reports on the cultures, scenes, and and its evolution in Toronto. Check it out if you have some time, or you ever want to take a trip down memory lane.
Here are a few sample articles, written by the We Bleed Movies team: