From Audiovisual Identity Database


CFTO-DT, virtual channel 9 (VHF digital channel 8), is the flagship station of the CTV Television Network, licensed to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Owned by the Bell Media subsidiary of BCE Inc., it is part of a twinstick with Barrie-based CTV 2 owned-and-operated station CKVR-DT, channel 3 (although the two stations maintain separate operations). CFTO-DT's studios are located at 9 Channel Nine Court in Agincourt, and its transmitter is located atop the CN Tower in Downtown Toronto. The station shares the Agincourt studio complex with CTV's headquarters, which includes studios for the network's news programming (CTV National News and the CTV News Channel), along with most of Bell Media's specialty channels.

1st logo (1979-1983)


2nd logo (1983-1986)


3rd logo (1986-1990)

Bumper: On a rainbow background, we see a 9 that zooms out. The text "CFTO-TV Channel 9, Cable 8, Toronto" fades in.

Technique: The zooming-in

Music/Sounds: An announcer or a jazz tune.

Availability: Extinct. Check your recordings.

4th logo (1990-1994)

Bumper: On a black background, we see a screen with rainbow triangles, forming a camera lens shape. The 9 symbol zooms along with the "CFTO-TV TORONTO" text and shrinks to fit the hole.

Technique: The screen flipping and the letters.

Music/Sounds: A 5-note boombastic horn fanfare with Dave Devall saying "CFTO-TV Channel 9 in Toronto".

Availability: Check your old recordings. The ident was retired in 1994.

5th logo (1994-1998)

Bumper: The same BBS ident plays, but with the CFTO-TV text.

Technique: The same animation from BBS.

Music/Sounds: The BBS Productions music with an announcer saying "This is CFTO-TV, Channel 9 Toronto".

Music/Sound Variant: A short variant exists with an announcer saying "You're watching CFTO-TV Channel 9 Toronto".

Availability: Check your own tapes. For example, this was seen on a CFTO-TV recording in 1996.

6th logo (1998-2004)


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