Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Poll:Which building could be the Institute in 'City of Bones'

As mentioned before, Toronto has a lot to offer when it comes to filming The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones; the film adaptation of the first book in Cassandra Clare’s epic series about shadowhunters, vampires, werewolves and more, starting August 20th. There will be many key spots to look forward to in the movie like Clary's Brownstone apartment, Magnus’s warehouse loft, the Silent City, Java Jones, Luke’s bookstore/apartment complex, Taki’s diner, the Hotel Dumort, but most importantly the Institute. 
The inside of the Institute is described as “...huge, a vast cavernous space that looked less like it had been designed accruing to a floor plan and more like it had been naturally hollowed out of rock by the passage of water and years.” City of Bones, 63
Clary melts away the glamour on the outside of the old building, of broken windows and yellow-taped police sealed off doors, to reveal the  “…soaring spires of the cathedral, the dull gleam of the leaded windows, the brass plate fixed to the stone wall beside the door, the institute’s name etched into it.” City of Bones, 133 

Toronto has tons of old gothic buildings and churches that can lend itself to the image of the Institute. I collected images of a few of my favorite gothic buildings around Toronto and I’ll let you guys decide. Which one do you think could be the institute? 
St. Basil's
St. Mary's
Holy Rosary
University of Toronto

St. Michael's

Now, it's your time to vote! See the slide out poll on the right to select which of these buildings you like best as the Institute!!!


  1. While reading it, I've always imagined it to be like Duomo di Verona and the one in Piazza die Miracoli merged together somehow :P but after seeing some of these, I think that University of Toronto is quite good :D

  2. I love both St. Basil's and U of T. I've been trying to picture what would look cavernous on the inside. I suppose any of them would be great. I can't wait to see if one of those might be on the list! :)

  3. UofT would make a beautiful institute!


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