Colony Theatre – Once in the Oakwood-Vaughan Area

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Colony Theatre was once located at 1801 Eglinton Ave W (east of Dufferin St on the south side) in the Oakwood-Vaughan neighbourhood of Toronto.

Built in 1939 and opening the same year, architects Kaplan & Sprachman designed the theatre in the Art Deco style. It was in operation until the late 1950s. A newer building replaced the theatre after it was torn down.

Colony Theatre Photos

1939 - Colony Theatre was once located at 1801 Eglinton Ave W. On the marquee, “The Star Maker,” starring Bing Crosby and “On Trial,” starring Margaret Lindsay, were playing
1939 – Colony Theatre was once located at 1801 Eglinton Ave W. On the marquee, “The Star Maker,” starring Bing Crosby and “On Trial,” starring Margaret Lindsay, were playing (Mandel Sprachman Architect Fonds, photo taken at City of Toronto Archives)
1941 - The Toronto City Directory showing the address and phone number of the Colony Theatre
1941 – The Toronto City Directory showing the address and phone number of the Colony Theatre (Toronto Public Library)
2015 – Colony Theatre was once located at 1801 Eglinton Ave W. The building was torn down, and today, there is an office building and retail shops on the site
2015 – Colony Theatre was once located at 1801 Eglinton Ave W. The building was torn down, and today, there is an office building and retail shops on the site (Google Maps)
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