Canadian Film Centre to make over historic Windfields Estate

Toronto Council has approved the Canadian Film Centre's request to put their $4.5 million government grant to use.

The Centre will move forwards with plans to overhaul and expand the Windfields Estate on Bayview, part of the CFC's campus and former home of Canadian philanthropist and entrepreneur, E. P. Taylor.

The $4.5 million funding was provided through the federal-provincial Infrastructure Stimulus Funds program, and must be used by April 30. Since council agreed to enter into a historical easement agreement, changes can be made to the property including construction of new spaces for education and administration, window restoration, roof repair and improved barrier-free access.

Project organizers also plan to create an actors conservatory and geothermal heating system on the front lawn.

Latest Videos

Latest Videos

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in News Flash

What's open and closed Remembrance Day in Toronto 2016

Vote for your favourite photo of Nuit Blanche 2016

What's open and closed Thanksgiving Monday in Toronto 2016

What's open and closed on Labour Day 2016 in Toronto

Do you want to create video for blogTO?

What's open and closed on Simcoe Day 2016 in Toronto

What's open and closed on Canada Day 2016 in Toronto

What's open and closed Easter Monday 2016 in Toronto