|Mosaics by J.E.H. MacDonald on the arch of the entrance to the Concourse Building. Photo taken June 18, 2013.|
- Restore the poetry that graced the Concourse in 1929.
- Add in appropriate verse from poets of that era who weren't represented in the Concourse.
- Assign current poets to provide fresh verse.
- Utilize poetry about Toronto.
|Advertisement, the Toronto Star, March 15, 1929.|
|Advertisement, the Toronto Star, March 23, 1929.|
|Advertisement, the Globe, March 5, 1929.|
|Details from the south facade of the building. Photo take June 18, 2013.|
MOVIES SEEN FOR OFFICES
“As commercial and industrial methods become increasingly mechanized and buildings are air-conditioned and sound-proofed, the newest suggestion advanced is that the office building of the immediate future will be equipped not only with radio reception facilities, but also with sound motion picture projectors and even television.” Eric W. Haldenby, prominent Canadian architect, said last night.
First screening room for non-theatrical purposes for exhibiting commercial and industrial films opened in the Concourse Building in Toronto this week, where Associated Screen News Limited has established a well-equipped film service centre.
Besides making available certain types of commercial films, this new film service centre maintains a staff of cameramen and movie technicians with every facility for producing Canadian films on Canadian subjects. Portable filmosound projection equipment is also available to users of commercial films, and to churches, schools, clubs, and associations.What Haldenby didn’t forsee: generations of office workers bored by corporate videos or laughing at “what-the-hell-were-they-thinking?” instructional films.