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Theatre struggling in Canada

Photo caption: The set of a TV studio at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Montreal

Source: Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library

IA members in Canada faced many of the struggles their American counterparts faced during the decline of the theatre from the 1960s until the mid-1980s.

In 1962, for example, Toronto had only two live theatres.  But, with government funding, the city started to rebuild its theatre community throughout the next 15 years.  The Royal Alexandra in Toronto was saved from the wrecking ball.