Odeon Theatre at 1558 Queen St W – Once in Parkdale

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Odeon Theatre was once located at 1558 Queen St W (between Fuller Ave and Sorauren Ave on the north side) in the Parkdale/Roncesvalles neighbourhoods of Toronto.

According to the Toronto City Directory, the theatre was first listed in 1915 and last recorded in 1932. While this theatre is named the Odeon, it should not be confused with the J Arthur Rank Odeon chain, nor the later Odeon Theatre at 1473 Queen St W, which was just down the street, on the south side.

Since the theatre closed, the building has been used as commercial space for a Dominion grocery store, Highland Farms, Harvest Fresh Farms, and today is home to F45 Training Parkdale.

The building received heritage status from the City of Toronto in 2020.

Odeon Theatre Photos

1919 - Odeon Theatre was once located at 1558 Queen St W, between Fuller Ave and Sorauren Ave on the north side. On the marquee, “Don't Change Your Husband,” starring Elliott Dexter, Gloria Swanson and Lew Cody, was playing and released in 1919
1919 – Odeon Theatre was once located at 1558 Queen St W, between Fuller Ave and Sorauren Ave on the north side. On the marquee, “Don’t Change Your Husband,” starring Elliott Dexter, Gloria Swanson and Lew Cody, was playing and released in 1919 (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, File 231, Item 758)
2022 - Odeon Theatre was once located at 1558 Queen St W, between Fuller Ave and Sorauren Ave on the north side. Today, the former theatre building is home to F45 Training Parkdale
2022 – Odeon Theatre was once located at 1558 Queen St W, between Fuller Ave and Sorauren Ave on the north side. Today, the former theatre building is home to F45 Training Parkdale
1915 - The Toronto City Directory showing the address of the Odeon Theatre
1915 – The Toronto City Directory showing the address of the Odeon Theatre (Toronto Public Library)
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