The Willow was known for its modern architecture which featured a large block-glass entrance.
Locals recall the around-the-block lines for its double-features, as it was one of the last Toronto-area theatres to run a double.
It remained an independent theatre until its closure in 1987, when a Cineplex Odeon multi-screen was opened at Yonge Street and Shepherd Street about 2km (1.25 mi) south. The site is now a condominium.
1st picture below is a painting by Charles Dowson.   Vertical sign changed - Originally, it was more fancy.