Friday, January 6, 2023

Mayfair Theatre: A landmark for 90 Years and Counting

 Not quite Kitchissippi, but still worth sharing! 

In December I was asked to write a column for the Glebe Report newspaper on the 90th Anniversary of the Mayfair Theatre. I love the Mayfair, and have been attending regularly since I was a kid. Of course I love the vintage theatre experience; supporting a local business, the prices, and the best-in-the-city popcorn make it my favourite movie house too. So I was excited to be given this opportunity. I tried to dig up a few unknown historical facts on the theatre, and had a fun interview with co-owner Josh Stafford. I'm really happy that it ended up being the cover story for December's Glebe Report.

Just as cool is that I was contacted shortly after by the OSCAR, the newspaper for Old Ottawa South, who wanted to re-run the column. I said of course, and it too ended up on the cover! 

You can check out the article at:

Or read the full issues at: and

1 comment:

  1. What a fascinating story. Do you still operate Houstalgia? I'm interested in having a history done on my home at 806 Fisher Ave for a fee. It is a "younghusband" home but there is no information on the Internet about his architect.