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Exterior, front of Paradise Theatre, 2021 Heritage Toronto Awards Built Heritage Nominee. Image: Philip Castleton.


Exterior, Paradise Theatre, 2021 Heritage Toronto Awards Built Heritage Nominee. Image: Nathan Cyprys.


Interior, Paradise Theatre, 2021 Heritage Toronto Awards Built Heritage Nominee. Image: Philip Castleton.



  • Paradise Theatre

    The Jury’s Decision


    This project brought back to life a stunning example of Toronto’s hallmark early 20th-century cinemas. Reopened in December 2019, Paradise Theatre is a roadmap for how Toronto’s historical theatres can become neighbourhood hubs once again. 

    The Built Heritage jury felt that the project deserved recognition for creating a venue that engages the surrounding 21st century community, while maintaining the integrity of the original early 20th-century design. The project team demonstrated an impressive commitment to heritage design standards and craftsmanship while overcoming the many challenges presented by building code, using alternate means and methods to accommodate modern requirements. This includes maintaining the stone facade and the theatre’s distinctive interior Art Deco styling.


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  • Paradise Theatre

    Project Partners


    Property Owner: Paradise on Bloor

    Project Representative: Ware Malcomb

    Heritage Architect: ERA Architects

    Heritage Craftperson/Consultant: Solid Design Creative

    Additional Project Partners:

    Clifford Restoration

    Brascon Stainless Steel Fabricators

    Pride Signs

    Stainless Steel: Brascon Stainless Steel Fabricators Inc.


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