STK-ID 18722

Opening of New Hospital for Sick Children: two HASs of new hospital, downtown skyscrapers visible in background, University Avenue in lower foreground. Shot of six children who will later cut ribbon opening hospital. Group shot of Honorable Dr J McCann, Premier LM Frost of Ontario, Mayor McCallum of Toronto and RA Laidlaw. Sequence on speeches by McCann, Frost, McCallum, on crowd listening, on presentation of gold key by Mr Govan, architect, to Robert Laidlaw, chairman of board of trustees. Sequence on children cutting ribbon, intercuts of crowd applauding. Shots of crowd moving inside. Shots of the six children signing opening certificate as Premier LM Frost, Dr R Wansborough, surgeon in chief, stand by. Sequence on crowd visiting hospital, nurse guiding them around, explaining things. LAS of pipes running around ceiling in basement carrying oxygen, steam. Interior shot of new out-patient department, no one around. Shots of mural. Staged shot of operation in progress, students looking down from observation balcony. Interior shot of kitchen. Interior shot of therapy pool room, nurse Marion Naydor and disabled boy and David Stewart in water. Interior shot of laundry, women at work. (18/01/1951)


Excerpt from
Opening of New Hospital for Sick Children / General Mark Clark
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 35mm neg b&w
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