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Archival photo of the exterior of Paradise

Heritage details from our heritage architects

ERA Architects, whose expertise lies in heritage projects, has been tasked with preserving the Art Deco and Art Moderne façade, including the distinct racing stripes, curved parapet, detailed terrazzo and historic ticket booth. 

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Blueprint from 1937

For the history buffs: the full Paradise timeline

A flagship in Toronto’s diverse and exciting Bloorcourt neighbourhood, Paradise has lived many lives over the past century. 

The venue has long been a communal place of gathering, as a neighbourhood cinema aka “Nabe” in its early days, to an Italian filmhouse run by a local trio of brothers, and cornerstone of the indie cinema network under the Festival Cinemas chain. 

1910

“One-storey brick theatorium” Bloor Palace is built, part of the neighbourhood’s wave of development…

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