Our Beautiful City: There's No Place Like This Place, Anyplace with Community Panel

Our Beautiful City


Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, Oct 8, 2020 12:00 AM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Nov 18, 2021 7:30 PM
Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Mon, Nov 22, 2021 12:00 AM
Film Info
Runtime:75 min
Country Listing:Canada
Cinema Extra
Display Category:Special Events & Series
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Lulu Wei


Honest Ed’s, Toronto’s iconic discount bargain palace, was our neighbour at Bloor and Bathurst for almost 70 years. In this moving portrait of one of the city’s much-loved landmarks, director Lulu Wei recounts the transformation of the block it occupied in Mirvish Village through the stories of its longtime residents who were forced to relocate when it was sold to a developer. A timely and thought-provoking look at a city in flux, and an essential study of the greatest housing crisis in its history, this Hot Docs 2020 Audience Award winner features many friends and neighbours from our local community and poses an important, as-yet-unanswered question: "Are we building a neighbourhood, or are we just building buildings?”    

After the film, watch a recorded panel discussion on the latest developments in the Honest Ed's redevelopment plan, the future of the Annex neighbourhood and what it will take to ensure that Toronto's growth is equitable and inclusive.


• John Lorinc, Urban Affairs Columnist (Moderator)
• Itah Sadu, award winning author, storyteller and owner A Different Booklist bookstore
• Lulu Wei, director, There's No Place Like This Place, Anyplace 

Streaming ticket: $9.99 (Members from $7.99)

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