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Paying tribute: Rialto and Biltmore

Did you know that Osteria Rialto and Bar Biltmore are both semi-named after other old cinemas in Toronto? 

Learn about the Rialto Theatre and Biltmore Theatre at Taylor On History. 

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Paradise's original architect: Benjamin Brown

Happy birthday, Benjamin Brown!⁣

Paradise’s original architect was also Toronto’s first practicing Jewish architect, producing beautiful buildings in what was still a largely antisemitic climate. When he started his practice in the 1920s, it proved difficult to attract broad clientele, and many of his early commissions came from members of the Jewish community.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

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