Bayview Theatre, later Bayview Playhouse – Once in Leaside

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Originally Bayview Theatre, later the Bayview Playhouse (live theatre), was once located at 1605 Bayview Ave (two blocks south of Eglinton Ave E on the east side) in the Leaside neighbourhood of Toronto.

Built in 1936, architects Kaplan and Sprachman designed the theatre in the Art Deco style.

In the early 1970s, Godspell ran for 488 performances at the Bayview Playhouse.

Bayview Theatre Photos

1936 - Bayview Theatre once at 1605 Bayview Ave. On the marquee, "Dark Angel" and "Back to Nature" were playing
1936 – Bayview Theatre once at 1605 Bayview Ave. On the marquee, “Dark Angel” and “Back to Nature” were playing (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1488, Series 1230, Item 1112)
2021 - Bayview Theatre once occupied the building at 1605 Bayview Ave. Today it's home to Shoppers Drug Mart
2021 – Bayview Theatre once occupied the building at 1605 Bayview Ave. Today it’s home to Shoppers Drug Mart
1950 - The Toronto City Directory showing the address and phone number of the Bayview Theatre
1950 – The Toronto City Directory showing the address and phone number of the Bayview Theatre (Toronto Public Library)
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