Graphic of a stylized eye from Scanners

Don Mills and Eglinton

Crimes of the Future (1970)
Interior Science Centre
Don Mills and Eglinton

Although he would switch to English Literature in his second year at the University of Toronto, Cronenberg first entered the university’s science program in 1963. Perhaps his interest in science also led him to shoot at the Ontario Science Centre, for this scene in which the main character, living in a community devoid of mature females, is urged to mate with a young girl.

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This scene from Crimes of the Future was shot at the Ontario Science Centre. A patient is led down a hallway in this scene from the early Cronenberg film Crimes of the Future.

Crimes of the Future, 1970
Courtesy of David Cronenberg
This scene from Crimes of the Future was shot at the Ontario Science Centre. A doctor opens his tool kit in this scene from the early Cronenberg film Crimes of the Future.

Crimes of the Future, 1970
Courtesy of David Cronenberg
A contemporary image of the Ontario Science Centre, which served as a location in Crimes of the Future. The Ontario Science Centre, seen in this present-day photo, was brand new when Crimes of the Future was filmed here.

Photographer: Geoffrey Gunn, Neil Haapamaki
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