Oakwood Theatre – Once in St Clair West Village

Oakwood Theatre was once located at 165 Oakwood Ave (north of St Clair St E on the east side) in the St Clair West Village neighbourhood of Toronto.

The Oakwood Theatre opened in the late 1910s and closed in the early 1960s. The theatre building no longer exists and has been replaced with the present-day apartment building.

Oakwood Theatre Photos

1939 - Oakwood Theatre was once located at 165 Oakwood Ave, north of St Clair St W on the east side. On the marquee, “The Wizard of Oz,” starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan and Ray Bolger, was playing.  The coming attraction on the marquee was “Dark Journey,” starring Vivien Leigh and Conrad Veidt
1939 – Oakwood Theatre was once located at 165 Oakwood Ave, north of St Clair St W on the east side. On the marquee, “The Wizard of Oz,” starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan and Ray Bolger, was playing. The coming attraction on the marquee was “Dark Journey,” starring Vivien Leigh and Conrad Veidt (City of Toronto Archives, Mandel Sprachman Architect Fonds, Fonds 122, Series 881)
1939 - Looking northeast towards the "delightfully cool inside" Oakwood Theatre once at 165 Oakwood Ave, north of St Clair St W. On the marquee, “Dark Victory,” starring Bette Davis, George Brent and Humphrey Bogart, was playing
1939 – Looking northeast towards the “delightfully cool inside” Oakwood Theatre once at 165 Oakwood Ave, north of St Clair St W. On the marquee, “Dark Victory,” starring Bette Davis, George Brent and Humphrey Bogart, was playing (City of Toronto Archives, Mandel Sprachman Architect Fonds, Fonds 122, Series 881)
1939 - On the Oakwood Theatre marquee, “Daughters Courageous,” starring John Garfield, Claude Rains and Jeffrey Lynn and “The Saint in London,” starring George Sanders and Sally Gray, were playing
1939 – On the Oakwood Theatre marquee, “Daughters Courageous,” starring John Garfield, Claude Rains and Jeffrey Lynn and “The Saint in London,” starring George Sanders and Sally Gray, were playing (City of Toronto Archives, Mandel Sprachman Architect Fonds, Fonds 122, Series 881)
1924 - Looking south on Oakwood Ave, just north of St Clair Ave W towards the Township of York Railways opening ceremony. Crowds overflow sidewalks awaiting the arrival of the procession of streetcars. Notice Oakwood Theatre on the left
1924 – Looking south on Oakwood Ave, just north of St Clair Ave W towards the Township of York Railways opening ceremony. Crowds overflow sidewalks awaiting the arrival of the procession of streetcars. Notice Oakwood Theatre on the left (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 16, Series 71, Item 3528)
Date unknown – The auditorium at the Oakwood Theatre
Date unknown – The auditorium at the Oakwood Theatre (City of Toronto Archives, Ken Webster Fonds, Fonds 251, Series 1278, File 116)
1930s – Looking north up Oakwood Ave, north of St Clair Ave W. Notice the Oakwood Theatre sign on the right, “Today We Live,” starring Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper and Robert Young, was playing
1930s – Looking north up Oakwood Ave, north of St Clair Ave W. Notice the Oakwood Theatre sign on the right, “Today We Live,” starring Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper and Robert Young, was playing (City of Toronto Archives, Ken Webster Fonds, Fonds 251, Series 1278, File 116)
1919 - The Toronto City Directory showing the address of the Oakwood Theatre. Notice the street number for the theatre is missing
1919 – The Toronto City Directory showing the address of the Oakwood Theatre. Notice the street number for the theatre is missing (Toronto Public Library)
2022 - Looking east from Oakwood Ave, just north of St Clair Ave E, towards the site of the former Oakwood Theatre
2022 – Looking east from Oakwood Ave, just north of St Clair Ave E, towards the site of the former Oakwood Theatre
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