Postscript: Gem Theatre Burns Down in 1918

In rare Toronto 100 postscript, the City Architect Pearce’s decision to refuse the permit to expand the Gem Theatre unless it was made fireproof was vindicated. The Toronto Daily Star reported on March 4th 1919 that the Gem Theatre had burned at some point in the preceding year.

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Page 9. (1919, Mar 04). Toronto Daily Star (1900-1971)

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Princess Theatre fire, May 10, 1915 (City of Toronto Archive Fonds 1231, Item 367)

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