Graphic of a stylized eye from Scanners

Yorkdale Subway

Scanners (1981)
Interior Subway Station
Yorkdale Subway

Canadian architect Arthur Erickson’s futuristic design for Yorkdale subway made the station an ideal location for the shadowy meeting between Keller (Lawrence Dane) and Revok (Michael Ironside) in Scanners. Yorkdale station was completed in 1978 and won the Governor General’s Award for Architecture in 1982. 

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This scene from Scanners was shot in Toronto's Yorkdale subway station. Braedon Keller (Lawrence Dane) walks up the steps of a subway station to meet Darryl Revok (Michael Ironside) in Scanners.

Scanners, 1981
Courtesy of Laurem Productions Inc.
This scene from Scanners was shot in Toronto's Yorkdale subway station. Modernist locations like this subway station add to the ominous feeling of Scanners.

Scanners, 1981
Courtesy of Laurem Productions Inc.
This contemporary photo of Yorkdale Station shows the station looking much the same as it did in Scanners. Yorkdale Subway Station, seen in this present-day photo, was the location of the villains’ shadowy meetings in Scanners.

Photographer: Geoffrey Gunn, Neil Haapamaki
© TIFF

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