A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 22, 2019
Hollywood North (Toronto, Canada nickname)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Other Toronto nicknames include “Big Smoke,” “Broadway North,” “Centre of the Universe,” “Hogtown,” “Muddy York,” “New York of the North,” “New York Run by the Swiss,” “Queen City,” “T-Dot,” “T.O.,” “The Six” and “Toronto the Good.”


Wikipedia: Toronto
Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada, with a population of 2,731,571 in 2016. Current to 2016, the Toronto census metropolitan area (CMA), of which the majority is within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), held a population of 5,928,040, making it Canada’s most populous CMA. Toronto is the fastest growing city in North America, and is the anchor of an urban agglomeration, known as the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. Toronto is an international centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

Wikipedia: Name of Toronto
“Hollywood North”, referring to the film industry.

Wikipedia: Hollywood North
Hollywood North is a colloquialism used to describe film production industries and/or film locations north of its namesake, Hollywood, California. The term has been applied principally to the film industry in Canada, specifically Toronto and Vancouver. The level of Canadian production has increased since the ratification of the Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement in 1988.

Use of the term
The term “Hollywood North” has been used to describe aspects of Vancouver film and television production since the late 1970s, even appearing in the titles of books (i.e. Hollywood North: The Feature Film Industry in British Columbia) and films (Hollywood North). The title has been claimed for both Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia,

Wikipedia: Hollywood North (film)
Hollywood North is a 2003 film starring Matthew Modine and Jennifer Tilly. It is a mockumentary detailing the struggles of two Canadian movie producers in Toronto circa 1979.

The title is a reference to the colloquialism “Hollywood North”.

OCLC WorldCat record
Hollywood north revisited : financing for film and television production.
Author: Insight Educational Services.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Insight, 1987.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
This Month - Hollywood North hosts Showbiz Expo; networking opportunities for info-technology types; and much more
Author: Rebecca Carpenter
Publisher: Toronto : CB Media, 1977-
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: Canadian business. 69, no. 11, (1996): 125

OCLC WorldCat record
The battle for Hollywood North Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto are each leading the charge to be Canada’s capital of movie production. Big-name stars and big-money budgets are the coveted prize
Author: D Seguin
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: CANADIAN BUSINESS, (September 15, 2003): 54-64

OCLC WorldCat record
Tinsel town - A new studio aims to recast T.O. as Hollywood North
Author: Denis Seguin
Publisher: Toronto : CB Media, 1977-
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: Canadian business. 77, no. 14, (2004): 43

OCLC WorldCat record
Toronto, Hollywood North
Author: Infobase,; World Life Video Productions (Firm)
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : World Life Video Productions, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, [2013] 2017. ©2013
Edition/Format: eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Summary:
The double-decker theaters that make up the Elgin Winter Garden Center are restored and reveal major discoveries including the largest collection of vaudevillian flats in the world. ‘Honest’ Ed Mirvish ploughs his profits into saving theaters and promoting Toronto as a center for plays and musicals; and the city’s position as the cultural capital of Canada is strengthened with innovative architecture, new museums, additions to celebrated structures, a child-friendly Science Center and the Metro Zoo.

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