Birchcliff Theatre – Once in Scarborough

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Birchcliff Theatre was once located at 1535 Kingston Rd (at Valhalla Blvd, east of Warden Ave on the south side) in the Birch Cliff neighbourhood of Toronto. It was in the southwest part of the old city of Scarborough.

The theatre opened in 1949 and closed about 25 years later, in the mid-1970s. The building was demolished and replaced with the present-day structure. The site is currently home to Toronto Paramedic Services – Station 42 and District 4 Office.

Birchcliff Theatre Photos

1949 - Birchcliff Theatre was once located at 1535 Kingston Rd and Valhalla Blvd, east of Warden Ave on the south side. On the marquee, “Down to the Sea in Ships,” starring Lionel Barrymore and “Lust for Gold,” starring Glenn Ford, were playing
1949 – Birchcliff Theatre was once located at 1535 Kingston Rd and Valhalla Blvd, east of Warden Ave on the south side. On the marquee, “Down to the Sea in Ships,” starring Lionel Barrymore and “Lust for Gold,” starring Glenn Ford, were playing (Archives of Ontario I0012577)
1970s - Birchcliff Theatre was once located at 1947 Kingston Rd and Valhalla Blvd. On the marquee, “The Twelve Chairs,” and “The Bird with the Crystal Plumage,” were playing
1970s – Birchcliff Theatre was once located at 1947 Kingston Rd and Valhalla Blvd. On the marquee, “The Twelve Chairs,” and “The Bird with the Crystal Plumage,” were playing (Scarborough Archives 32-A-5.1)
1953 - The Toronto City Directory showing the address and phone number of the Birchcliff Theatre. It was located in the southwest part of the old city of Scarborough
1953 – The Toronto City Directory showing the address and phone number of the Birchcliff Theatre. It was located in the southwest part of the old city of Scarborough (Toronto Public Library)
2022 - Birchcliff Theatre was once located at 1535 Kingston Rd and Valhalla Blvd. The building was demolished and replaced with the present-day structure. Today, the site is home to Toronto Paramedic Services - Station 42 and District 4 Office
2022 – Birchcliff Theatre was once located at 1535 Kingston Rd and Valhalla Blvd. The building was demolished and replaced with the present-day structure. Today, the site is home to Toronto Paramedic Services – Station 42 and District 4 Office
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