Friday, January 04, 2013

Former site of Famous PEOPLE Players, Toronto, ON

The Famous PEOPLE Players building and the building behind it were in our 'hood (Dovercourt Road/Sudbury Street) until a few years ago.

Famous PEOPLE Players was founded in 1974 in the spirit of personal development and team achievement. It began with a theatrical black light show in Toronto that was stunning in its visual effect.

Liberace discovered Famous PEOPLE Players in 1975 and hired the troupe to open for him in Las Vegas. From 1975 to 1985, Famous PEOPLE Players toured with this entertainer, winning rave reviews that inspired the world. These achievements resulted in a CBS Emmy Award winning movie called "Special People".

Meanwhile, in Toronto, the show and the restaurant flourished, attracting groups from far and wide, international visitors, celebrity benefactors and continuing acclaim.

September 2009
September 2009
These industrial units housed businesses ran north right behind it
April 2010
April 2010
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May 2010
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May 2010
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August 2010
August 2010
January 2012
February 2012
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January 2013
January 2013

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Crazy! I worked there in the mid-90s and the transformation the neighbourhood has gone through is unbelievable. I remember walking down to King Street to grab lunch near Liberty Village (which was mostly old factories and a few converted lofts) and Sudbury Street south of FPP looked like a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

What a difference ten years makes!