Reitman Square will be part of Bell Lightbox building

The Toronto International Film Festival Group is naming the city block near its new headquarters in honour of filmmaker Ivan Reitman and his family.



Reitman Square will be a permanent part of the address of the Bell Lightbox building, scheduled to be completed sometime in 2009 in the city’s entertainment district.


Ivan Reitman and his sisters, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels, are co-developing the five-storey building under the King and John Festival Corporation.

The other co-developer, The Daniels Corporation, is also getting recognized with a lobby named after John and Myrna Daniels.

Ivan Reitman and his sisters say Reitman Square will honour their parents and "give back to the city and to the country" that took them in as immigrants.


  • Together, the Reitmans and The Daniels Corporation have contributed $22 million toward development of the building, which will house five cinemas, two galleries, three learning studios, a reference library and archive and a retail store.