Reitman Square

Bell Lightbox corner named "Reitman Square"

The downtown block housing the Bell Lightbox, new headquarters for the Toronto International Film Festival, has been named Reitman Square after Leslie and Clara Reitman.

Clara and Leslie purchased a car wash in the 1960s in the area north of King Street West between John and Widmer. The rest, as they say, is history.

Back in 2008, it was announced that the area would be named after the family. The couple's children were onsite for the dedication ceremony today.

"Ivan, Agi and Susan's recognition of their parents' commitment and vision has played a vital role in the realization of this dream, building a home for film at TIFF Bell Lightbox," TIFF CEO Piers Handling said in a statement.

Photo by canmark on Flickr.

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