The TSA’s film initiatives seek not only to entertain; they inspire us, enrich us, and challenge our perspectives, helping bring the conversation of the built environment to new audiences and encourage conversation and debate. The Film initiatives began in 2017 with the launch of TSA Movie Nights, and have since expanded to include an annual partnership with Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) to host a Toronto edition of this North America wide festival, and the most recently launched TSA Playlists series.

TSA Playlists

The TSA Playlist is a monthly curated list of free online films touching upon issues of architecture, the built environment and design. Each month’s list brings together films, documentaries and shorts reflecting on a new theme.

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July | Water

August | Kids



January | Community

March | Home

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April | Earth Day

September | Student Films

December | Public Art


June | Outdoors

July | O Canada


September |Community Shorts


How to access the Playlists

Our TSA Playlist films are available free of charge for online screening through a number of streaming services in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond including KanopyTVO, and Hoopla. Our monthly list includes viewing links on platforms available in the region. Some of these streaming services might require you have a free library or university card to access the service. See the list below for where these streaming services are available.

Kanopy is currently available through the following library systems and universities in southern Ontario: Toronto PL, Hamilton PL, Oshawa PL, Stratford PL, Newmarket PL, Whitby PL, London PL, Guelph PL, University of Toronto, Ryerson University, George Brown College, Seneca College, Centennial College and Sheridan College. If you don’t see your library listed, you can verify if your library has made Kanopy available here. Got a university card instead? You can check if your university has made Kanopy available here.

Hoopla is currently available through the following library systems and universities in southern Ontario: Barrie PL, Kingston PL, Mississauga PL, Kitchener PL, Niagara Falls PL, Peterborough PL and Orillia PL.