CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Broadcast Centre, 250 Front St. West

1CBC1Designed by American architect, PHILIP JOHNSON, the CBC Broadcast Centre invites you in to take a look.

Walk through the Barbara Frum Atrium, visit the Radio and Television Museum and the uniquely Canadian gift shop, attend a concert in the Glenn Gould radio studio, celebrity watch, or – if you’re lucky – see a television show in production.

TORONTO is the CBC’s major English language production centre.  Canada’s national public broadcaster is a crown corporation, but operates at arms length from the federal government.  Among its many services – English and French television; cable TV news networks in both official languages; 3 English radio networks; 3 French radio networks; domestic radio/TV services in eight Aboriginal languages; an Arctic Northern Service; and Radio-Canada International, which broadcasts via shortwave in 9 languages.

The CBC also owns 40% of Sirius Satellite Radio Canada, and broadcasts several times weekly on National Public Radio in the US.  All in all, an amazing – and often controversial – cultural institution.

One unique feature about the CBC Broadcast Centre: the three largest television studios are on the roof.  Studios 40, 41, and 42 are home to Canada’s most popular Englsh-language programs.  In season, tickets are available.

Subway stop – UNION, and walk to 250 Front Street West

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