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That time when Toronto television did the movies right

Link, Movies, Television

Ed Conroy for blogTO:

Long before time-shifting VCRs, DVDs, Pay-TV and Netflix allowed movie lovers us to mainline with all the ease of turning on a tap to get water, TVOntario treated Toronto denizens to double helpings of film classics on Saturday nights, doled out generously by the most perfectly employed man in the history of television - Elwy Yost, the movie host with the most.

This is the first I’ve heard of Elwy Yost, but, from the clips Conroy collected, it looks like Torontonians were spoiled during his tenure.

Yost hosted Saturday Night at the Movies from 1974 to 1999 and passed away in 2011. The show will air its final episode tomorrow night.

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