Telephone Pavilion (Expo 67)
The Telephone Pavilion, also known as the Bell Telephone Pavilion and formally named the Telephone Association of Canada Pavilion, was a part of Expo 67, an International World's Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1967 to mark the centenary of the Confederation of Canada. The pavilion was built to promote Canadian telephone companies and their services. The pavilion's feature attraction was Canada '67, a documentary film directed by Robert Barclay for The Walt Disney Company. The movie was presented in Circle-Vision 360° to audiences of 1,200–1,500 people every 30 minutes.
AT&T Picturephone videophone demonstrations were also featured at the pavilion. The demonstration units were available in the pavilion for the public to test, with fair-goers permitted to make videophone calls to volunteer recipients in other cities.
The Telephone Pavilion additionally featured an 'Enchanted Forest' for families to see the planned new communication services of the future. As part of the display, smartly dressed pavilion hostesses performed live stage demonstrations of new telecommunication technologies, including telephone banking.
- Gagnon, Monika Kin. Reconstructing Two Immersive Multimedia Pavilions from Expo ‘67: The Christian Pavilion and the Telephone Pavilion, Concordia University, April 25, 2009. (PDF)
- "Official Expo 67 Guide Book: Telephone Pavilion", Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd., 1967, pg.178.
- Expo 67 Circle Vision 360, Expo 67 In Montreal website. Retrieved August 12, 2011.
- Bell Laboratories RECORD (1969) A collection of several articles on the AT&T Picturephone Archived 2012-06-23 at the Wayback Machine (then about to be released) Bell Laboratories, pp.134-153 & 160-187, Volume 47, No. 5, May/June 1969;
- Expo Lounge website, retrieved 2009-03-22
- Technology-Supported Human-World Interaction website, February 14, 2008;
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- John Whelan's Expo 67 in Montreal web site. Description and photos of The Telephone Pavilion which was adjacent to the Theme complex on Ile Sainte-Hélène.
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