STK-ID 31281

Shots of entrance of Toronto Union Station, of façade of the Royal York Hotel. Shots of policemen on motorcycles and in white police cars turning corner in front of camera. TILT DOWN Globe and Mail Building to traffic and pedestrians. MS of building under construction. MCS of part of grandstand audience at baseball game, man eating hot dog in foreground. Exterior shot of Odeon Theatre at night. Shots of old building being razed, of men at work on Yonge Street subway, covering excavation, excavating, erecting steel framework. PAN across section of Regent Park housing development, slums visible in foreground, modern apartments in background. Sequence on subway construction showing street level construction, excavating, sidewalk superintendants. CS of pedestrians on Yonge Street. FOLLOW TILT DOWN of scoop of large shovel descending into excavation to crowd lining railing on edge of subway. Various shots of shovel excavating, of people watching from edge of excavation, of surveyor with transit. MCS of mayor McCallum speaking into microphone in studios of CFRB. LALS of Casa Loma. LS looking east on Fleet Street at Bay Street intersection showing traffic, terminal warehouse elevators.


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