Buddies in Bad Times Theatre   

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Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, once home to Toronto Workshop Productions, is located at 12 Alexander St (east of Yonge St on the north side) in the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood of Toronto.

Built in 1912, architect John Harold Smith designed the building as an auto garage. It later became a hardware store and car showroom.

From 1967 until 1988, the building was used as a theatre by Toronto Workshop Productions (TWP). Since 1994, 12 Alexander St has been home to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. It’s the world’s largest and longest-running queer theatre. 

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2021 - Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is located at 12 Alexander St, east of Yonge St on the north side
2021 – Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is located at 12 Alexander St, east of Yonge St on the north side
1970s - 12 Alexander St was once home to Toronto Workshop Productions. Today Buddies in Bad Times Theatre occupies the space
1970s – 12 Alexander St was once home to Toronto Workshop Productions. Today Buddies in Bad Times Theatre occupies the space (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1526, File 6, Item 26)
2021 - George Luscombe and Toronto Workshop Productions plaque
2021 – George Luscombe and Toronto Workshop Productions plaque
2021 - Looking north towards Buddies in Bad Times Theatre at 12 Alexander St, east of Yonge St
2021 – Looking north towards Buddies in Bad Times Theatre at 12 Alexander St, east of Yonge St
2021 - The entrance to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre at 12 Alexander St
2021 – The entrance to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre at 12 Alexander St
2022 - Looking southeast towards the back of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre at 12 Alexander St. Notice the lane has been named after Sky Gilbert, one of the founders of the theatre
2022 – Looking southeast towards the back of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre at 12 Alexander St. Notice the lane has been named after Sky Gilbert, one of the founders of the theatre (artist details coming soon)
2021 - The north wall of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre at 12 Alexander St. Notice the TWP Theatre mural, painted in the late 1970s on the top half and the new mural on the lower portion
2021 – The north wall of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre at 12 Alexander St. Notice the TWP Theatre mural, painted in the late 1970s, on the top half and the new mural on the lower portion (artist details coming soon)
2021 - Buddies in Bad Times Theatre neon sign
2021 – Buddies in Bad Times Theatre neon sign
2021 - Buddies in Bad Times Theatre plaque
2021 – Buddies in Bad Times Theatre plaque
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