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Toronto International Film Festival Group Begins ‘Festival Centre’ Construction

Toronto International Film Festival Group Begins 'Festival Centre' Construction

Construction on TIFFG’s Festival Centre began Thursday with fencing placed around the property that borders King and John Streets in Toronto, the Toronto International Film Festival Group, which organizes the yearly film festival in September as well as other yearly events announced Thursday. An official groundbreaking ceremony co-presented by the King and John Festival Corporation is planned for spring to celebrate and acknowledge all those who have participated in the project to-date. “This truly is a momentous occasion for TIFFG and all our partners involved in this project,” said Piers Handling, director and CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival Group in a statement. “We have eagerly awaited this day since launching our campaign in 2003. Seeing all the activity on the site realizes a dream for this organization and Toronto. Once completed, the building will be a state-of-the-art structure filled with filmmakers, cinephiles, children, educators, arts enthusiasts, international tourists, and the best programming in the world.” [Brian Brooks]

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