Combining footage from the final days of St. Marc’s Spa with interviews from Toronto artists Sky Gilbert, Keith Cole, Brad Fraser, Drasko Bogdanovic & Shane MacKinnon, we explore the art culture and ultimate demise of one of Toronto’s longest running bathhouses.
Available through the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre.
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Daily Xtra, New film about the closing of Toronto’s St. Marc’s Spa, May 29, 2013
The year before its demise, former Fab columnist Rolyn Chambers (who also served as Director of Operations for its last two years) invited ten local artists (including Sky Gilbert, Brad Fraser, Drasko Bogdanovic, and Donnarama) to create installations in some of the private rooms. Co-created by Chambers and producer Raymond Helkio, Death of a Bathhouse combines footage of the club’s final days and interviews with the artists who created there… Read the full article
Gay Bathhouse News, April 15, 2013
Two and a half years ago St. Marc’s bathhouse went bust, as written here at that time. (Another Toronto Bathhouse Bites The Dust – St Marc’s Spa). Though management said the closing was only temporary, St Marc’s never re-opened. So this bathhouse maybe gone, but it hasn’t been forgotten. Grasp Erotic Bar, St. Marc’s Spa, Toronto, Bathhouse, Brad Fraser, Keith Cole, Sky Gilbert Death Of A Bathhouse. A new documentary film is being released. Consisting of footage from the waning days of St. Marc’s and interviews with several Toronto artists. Such as Sky Gilbert, Keith Cole and Brad Fraser.
Homo Magazine, March 05, 2013