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In the wake of the Toronto International Film Festival, we take a look at the film and television industry’s impact on the city.

We talk to director-producer Matt Tyrnauer, who recently premiered his latest film, Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, at TIFF. The documentary portrays Jane Jacobs’ battle to stop Robert Moses’ destructive urban policy in its tracks.

Next, we speak to Toronto Councillor Michael Thompson, chair of the Economic Development and Culture Committee, about a banner year for the Toronto film industry.

We cap it off with an interview and tour led by Archaeological Services Inc. founder Ron Williamson. He takes us through a display in the TIFF Bell Lighbox, showcasing archaeological findings from the site of Toronto’s first civilian hospital, where the theatre now stands.

The exhibit is a breathtaking look into life in early Toronto, that’s not to be missed.

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