Jamie, over at the always wonderful JB’s Warehouse and Curio Emporium, has posted another of his YouTube finds — this time, a clip from Night Moves, the late night psychogeographic wander through Toronto that Global used to run during the 1980s. Jamie writes:
The premise was simple: the camera stood in for a walker or driver roaming around Toronto at night, with light jazz as mood music. Dad showed me an article about the show in the newspaper, but I only saw it a couple of times – our reception for Global wasn’t so hot and it usually on way too late for me to catch (I’m sure the few times were when I was still perky after catching whatever crappy movie Elvira, Mistress of the Dark showed that week).
This was all before I moved to Toronto, but had Global had the balls to export Toronto to the rest of Canada and run this in Windsor and beyond, (a city that suffers a Calgary-style condition of Western Alienation and Toronto envy-disdain) I’d have been even more obsessed with this city. What a magnificent — and tender — record of this city twenty-some years ago. If anybody at Global reads this, please rerun these late at night, the way CP24 does their old newscasts. I suspect you helped a lot of people love Toronto back then.