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In the chaos of Pearson International Airport, a boy arrives in Toronto, not speaking a word of English. Before the authorities can pin down his origins, the boy disappears, and an amber alert reverberates through the city. Meanwhile, the boy finds his way into town where he accidentally witnesses a budding romance, an escaped convict reconnecting with an old friend, and two kids on a quest to find the Cabbagetown Monster - all the while remaining undiscovered. Finally, a one-time university professor, now on the streets, spots the lost boy. But, when the man approaches the authorities, his mental illness casts doubt on his credibility.

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David Weaver

David Weaver made his debut as a feature filmmaker with Century Hotel that premiered at the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival and received two Genie nominations. His second feature, Siblings, premiered at the 2004 Toronto Festival and tied for best feature film at the London Canadian Film Festival.

Sook-Yin Lee

Musician, actor, and host of CBC radio’s Definitely Not the Opera, Sook-Yin Lee also writes and directs movies. Her first short film, Unlocked, premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival and her second, Girl Cleans Sink, has screened internationally. Toronto Stories is her first feature film.

Sudz Sutherland

Following film studies at Toronto’s York University, Sudz Sutherland’s established himself in 1999 as a filmmaker with his prize-winning short, My Father’s Hands. His first feature film was Love, Sex and Eating the Bones, followed by Doomstown, that he wrote and directed for CTV. Toronto Stories is his third feature film.

Aaron Woodley

Aaron Woodley launched his film career in 1995 with the award-winning animated film Pipe Dreams and was followed by the award-winning shorts, The Wager (1998) and Bed & Breakfast and Downpour, both made in 2000. Woodley’s first feature film, Rhinoceros Eyes, won the Discovery Award at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival. His second feature, Tennessee, was released in 2008.

35 mm

86 minutes


Aspect ratio


Original version in English


Jennifer Jonas

David Weaver

Directors and Scriptwriters

Sook-Yin Lee

Sudz Sutherland

David Weaver

Aaron Woodley

Director of Photography

Samy Inayeh


Kathy Weinkauf


Matt Harrold


Sook-Yin Lee

Tygh Runyan

K.C. Collins

Joris Jarsky

Carly Pope

Gil Bellows

Lisa Ray


New Real Films Inc.
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Toronto, Ontario
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(416) 533-2617

Distribution – Canada

Christal Films
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Bureau 300
Montreal, Quebec
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