Toronto's tony Yorkville neighborhood, currently populated with upscale cafés and clothing stores, was once a counterculture haven overrun with hippies, and Rochdale College was its nerve centre. At the height of the hippie boom in 1968, an eighteen-storey building at the southeastern corner of Bloor and Huron was converted into a controversial experiment in free post-secondary education. But with artists and educators jousting for position with motorcycle gangs and dealers in the same high-rise, Rochdale became a focal point for the best and worst dreams of the Canadian generation of baby boomers.
This free screening is part of a highly successful Toronto Public Space Committee initiative to explore the colourful history of Toronto through screenings of archival National Film Board of Canada films. It takes place on Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Toronto Free Gallery, located at 660 Queen Street East.
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