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Bloor and Avenue

Crimes of the Future (1970)
Exterior Philosopher’s Walk
Bloor and Avenue

A graduate of the University of Toronto, Cronenberg filmed a large proportion of his second feature on Philosopher’s Walk, a pathway which connects the downtown university campus to the Annex, as well as to other Toronto landmarks, such as the Royal Ontario Museum and the Royal Conservatory of Music. In Crimes of the Future, the male characters deal with the loss of an entire population of women, following a deadly plague involving cosmetic products.

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Adrian Tripod outside of the University of Toronto's Trinity College in this scene from Crimes of the Future. Adrian Tripod (Ronald Mlodzik) sits in a courtyard in this scene from the early Cronenberg film Crimes of the Future.

Crimes of the Future, 1970
Courtesy of David Cronenberg
Adrian Tripod on the grounds of the University of Toronto in Crimes of the Future. Adrian Tripod (Ronald Mlodzik) gets chased through an open courtyard in the early Cronenberg film Crimes of the Future.

Crimes of the Future, 1970
Courtesy of David Cronenberg
A contemporary image of the University of Toronto's Trinity College, which is seen in Crimes of the Future. This present-day photo of Trinity College shows the same courtyard where Ronald Mlodzik sat more than four decades ago.

Photographer: Geoffrey Gunn
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