BREAKING FILM NEWS

Friday, September 4, 2009

Ontario Gifts TIFF With $10 Million...

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One week before the opening of the2009 Toronto International Film Festival, a dedication ceremony was held in downtown Toronto, at a parking lot on John and King Street West, site of the future home of the 'TIFF Bell Lightbox'.

Ontario Culture Minister Aileen Carroll and Deputy Premier George Smitherman announced a 'gift' of $10 million towards the building's 'capital campaign' as TIFF execs and board members looked on.

The proposed five-storey podium, with cinemas, screening rooms and a restaurant, joined to a new high-rise condo development, owned by the family of "Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman, will be finished by September 2010.

The $10 million from Ontario is in addition to the $25 million the province originally pledged towards the $198 million project...