It’s a Staples Business Depot with a glamourous past. Buried under a red and silver facade at 1133 Yonge Street, north of Marlborough Avenue, is a former Pierce-Arrow automobile showroom <B/W PHOTO ABOVE, 1930>, and CBC television’s old Studio 4.
From 1956-66, Juliette did her live coast-to-coast variety show on Saturday nights from here. Nightcap, a one hour late-night 1960’s comedy/satire show was another Studio 4 production. It featured June Sampson, Billy Van, Bonnie Brooks, Al Hamel and Vanda King.
A book about 1133 Yonge Street – ‘The Pierce-Arrow Showroom Is Leaking’ by journalist and broadcaster Alex Barris is still available on ebay and several online bookshops.