A New Year-Round Home For Toronto Film Fest?

The Ontario government will give $25 million to help build a new theatre complex for the Toronto International Film Festival. “The centre will include four screening rooms and a large exhibition space, as well as office space for festival staff and housing the festival’s reference library. This will allow the festival to be more of a year-round operation — the goal of making Toronto an international film capital 365 days a year instead of just 10 days. Plans for the development were announced in 2003 with great fanfare, but the original 2006 completion date proved unrealistic. Donors were not lining up to pour money in the project and it has taken two years for the project to gather momentum.”