STK-ID 24774

LAS of the sign on railway station "West Toronto". Front shots of freight-passenger train pulling up towards and past the camera. MLS of sign "Simpsons", TILT DOWN to the intersection of Bay and Richmond Streets, City Hall in the background. MLS of pedestrians crossing the intersection, people coming out Simpsons store. LS of City Hall from Bay Street. LS looking across Queen Street towards Eaton's Store, pedestrians walking in the foreground. Closer shot of Eaton's store, passengers boarding and coming off a streetcar in the foreground. TILT DOWN skeleton structure of Bank of Montreal building. MS of traffic moving in front of Toronto Star Building. Several shots of traffic, pedestrians, various buildings, streetcars. LS looking down the street in the business district. LS of Ligget's Drugstore from across the street. MLS of a modern apartment building under construction in East Toronto. MLS of workmen finishing apartment building. HALS of entrance to Union Station. HALS overlooking Toronto waterfront. Shots of doctor's plaques on medical arts building, theatre advertising "The Jolson Story", people walking past the camera. MS of a street in Toronto at night, traffic. LS looking down the street in downtown Toronto at night, including streetcar, cars, "Weston" billboard visible. MCS of two streetcars meeting and passing on a bridge. HAS over pass. Shot of a train passing under the bridge. MLS looking down a modern highway, 1900s model cars driving slowly along. MCS of a bus passing the camera, Northern vocational school visible in the background. MS of oil storage depot, huge tanks and oil drums. MCS of sign "railway crossing". MLS of a large factory along waterfront. PAN right of Rodgers Majestic plant. MS of Dorothea knitting mills looking closed. LS of the roof of the factory, smoke billowing upwards. MS of man handing a hoop to engineer as a freight train passes the platform of station. CS of train wheels passing the camera. Rear MLS of freight train pulling out of the station.


Excerpt from
Toronto Boom Town
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam, Born Digital, ProRes
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486, 2048x1556, 1920 x 1080