Published May 31, 2019Humber Cinemas, the long-running movie theatre that has made its home in Toronto's Bloor West Village since 1948, has permanently closed to make way for condos.
As the Star reports, the Humber's last screenings took place yesterday (May 30) before the theatre shuttered for good. The building will be torn down to make way for Bijou on Bloor, a new luxury condo building that will open in 2022.
The theatre had previously closed in 2006, only to be reopened in 2011. "There's nothing wrong with these theatres," Rui Pereira, who helped reopen the theatre, told the Star. "It's the old story: everything in Toronto that's old gets brushed under, just because it's old."
That said, it looks like the condo development is doing just fine. Scott McLellan, senior VP of the Plazacorp development company, told the Star, "We've sold about 100 suites of the 185 and I'd say 80 to 90 percent of them are people from the local area who are literally walking distance from here.... The project's been well-received locally, which is great."