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TIFF Bell Lightbox, named after the Bell Corporation who was a major financial contributor and the word ‘lightbox’ referring to the early-name for a camera, is a shining star in Toronto’s entertainment District. Together with the 48-storey Festival Tower, the TIFF Bell Lightbox building occupies an entire city block.
The new home of Toronto International Film Festival Inc. at the corner of King and John Streets combines a horizontal podium with a vertical residential condominium, dominating the skyline of Toronto with its illuminated light box at its top.
The TIFF Bell Lightbox building houses cinema theatres ranging from 80 to 550 seats and various multifunctional spaces. In the central atrium, a striking, red-framed glass window gives visitors a glimpse into the master control room.
A Stravifloor Deck floating floor with metal decking and a thin layer of concrete, Stravilink WH resilient wall ties, and Stravilink WallStrip isolators are all part of the complete box-in-box design used to decouple the movie theatres from adjacent spaces, as well as from external vibration sources such as the TTC streetcar.