Mary Pickford Theatre, originally the Auditorium

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Mary Pickford Theatre, originally the Auditorium, was once located at 380 Queen St W (at Spadina Ave, on the northwest corner) in the Fashion District neighbourhood of Toronto.

In 1908, the Auditorium Theatre opened on the ground floor of the three-storey Moler Barber Building. It later became the Avenue in 1913, the Mary Pickford in 1915 (later shortened to Pickford) and the Variety Theatre in 1945, closing in the mid-1950s. The building was later demolished and replaced with the present-day structure.

Mary Pickford Theatre Photos

1910 - Auditorium Theatre, once at 380 Queen St W and Spadina Ave, northwest corner. The Heroine of Mafeking was playing
1910 – Auditorium Theatre, once at 380 Queen St W and Spadina Ave, northwest corner. The Heroine of Mafeking was playing (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 320C)
1910 - Looking north on Spadina Ave from Queen St W. The Auditorium Theatre, later Avenue, Mary Pickford and Variety Theatre, is on the left
1910 – Looking north on Spadina Ave from Queen St W. The Auditorium Theatre, later Avenue, Mary Pickford and Variety Theatre, is on the left (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, Item 2046)
1926 - Looking north up Spadina Ave towards Queen St W and the Mary Pickford Theatre
1926 – Looking north up Spadina Ave towards Queen St W and the Mary Pickford Theatre (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 7338)
1933 - Looking west along Queen St W towards Spadina Ave and the Mary Pickford Theatre. On the marquee, Rasputin and the Empress starring John Ethel and Lionel Barrymore, was playing
1933 – Looking west along Queen St W towards Spadina Ave and the Mary Pickford Theatre. On the marquee, Rasputin and the Empress starring John Ethel and Lionel Barrymore, was playing (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 16, File 71, Item 9966)
1972 – The building at 380 Queen St W/162 Spadina Ave, on the northwest corner being demolished. It was once home to the Auditorium, Avenue, Mary Pickford and Variety Theatre
1972 – The building at 380 Queen St W/162 Spadina Ave, on the northwest corner being demolished. It was once home to the Auditorium, Avenue, Mary Pickford and Variety Theatre (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 2032, Series 841, File 47 Item 31)
2022 – The northwest corner of Queen St W and Spadina Ave, where the Auditorium, Avenue, Mary Pickford and Variety Theatre once stood
2022 – The northwest corner of Queen St W and Spadina Ave, where the Auditorium, Avenue, Mary Pickford and Variety Theatre once stood
1924 - Mary Pickford on the steps of her birthplace once at 211 University Ave, near today’s Hospital for Sick Children
1924 – Mary Pickford on the steps of her birthplace once at 211 University Ave, near today’s Hospital for Sick Children (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 2249)
1924 - Mary Pickford's birthplace was at 211 University Ave - building no longer exists
1924 – Mary Pickford’s birthplace was at 211 University Ave – building no longer exists (Toronto Public Library PC-3473)
2022 - Mary Pickford historical plaque is located at 555 University Ave, on the site of The Hospital for Sick Children
2022 – Mary Pickford historical plaque is located at 555 University Ave, on the site of The Hospital for Sick Children
2022 - Mary Pickford statue is located at 555 University Ave, on the site of The Hospital for Sick Children
2022 – Mary Pickford statue is located at 555 University Ave, on the site of The Hospital for Sick Children
2022 - Mary Pickford historical plaque and statue at 555 University Ave. She was born in a house that stood near this site.
2022 – Mary Pickford historical plaque and statue at 555 University Ave. She was born in a house that stood near this site.
1924 - Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks outside King Edward Hotel
1924 – Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks outside King Edward Hotel (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 2235)
1912 - The Toronto City Directory showing the address of the Auditorium Theatre that was part of Griffin Amusement Co
1912 – The Toronto City Directory showing the address of the Auditorium Theatre that was part of Griffin Amusement Co (Toronto Public Library)
1914 - The Toronto City Directory showing the address of the Avenue Theatre
1914 – The Toronto City Directory showing the address of the Avenue Theatre (Toronto Public Library)
1936 - The Toronto City Directory showing the address and phone number the Mary Pickford Theatre
1936 – The Toronto City Directory showing the address and phone number of the Mary Pickford Theatre (Toronto Public Library)
1950 - The Toronto City Directory showing the address and phone number of the Variety Theatre
1950 – The Toronto City Directory showing the address and phone number of the Variety Theatre (Toronto Public Library)
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