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Roy Thomson Hall

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Address: 60 Simcoe St. | (at King St. W.), Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5, Canada
Phone Number: 416 593 4822
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6:00 am - 12:30 am
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This curved glass structure, a downtown architectural landmark, is a...

This curved glass structure, a downtown architectural landmark, is a well-known concert hall.

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Still Going strong After All These Years

With its round, sloping "bell-shaped" glass canopy, Roy Thomson Hall, located on King Street in the Theater District, is a Toronto landmark. (I am surprised, however, that the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ruth H
Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With its round, sloping "bell-shaped" glass canopy, Roy Thomson Hall, located on King Street in the Theater District, is a Toronto landmark. (I am surprised, however, that the main entrance is as unimposing as it is.) The building seems as fresh as when it was first built. Home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Roy Thomson Hall offers up a wide... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went during TIFF! Been here previously and have had a great experience all the time! The sound quality is outstanding and the size is large. Watching a movie here was amazing!

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Mississauga, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This s supposed to be Toronto's premier concert hall and the acoustics are very poor. We attended a concert with Rene Fleming and hardly heard a word. We never to return.

Thank bob349
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I've attended Roy Thomson on several occasions but, this last time, I went with my wife who was on crutches. At the main entrance, when my wife asked about the existence of an elevator, the usher replied in the negative and steered her towards the escalators. This was a scary experience for someone with poor balance. We missed the first... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We have attended events at the Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto many times including the Toronto International Film Festival - TIFF. We enjoyed the ambiance, design, professionalism of the staff, and decor of Roy Thompson Hall. The Roy Thompson Hall is located in the Entertainment District neighborhood of Toronto and is very close to the Royal Alexandra Theatre - Richard... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Wonderful summer outdoor free concerts with music from a variety of cultures the Lula All Stars entertained us with a variety of Latin music. Barbecue slow cooked brisket sandwich were the best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Roy Thomson Hall is an excellent venue for orchestral performances and special guest appearances e.g. saw YoYo Ma and Botticelli among others . Seats are great with unobstructed views. The resident Toronto Symphony Orchestra always provides for an entertaining evening.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We have been to many performances at the TSO over the years, and while we always sit in the balcony, we are seldom disappointed with the sightlines, or the acoustics, and we have sat stage left, right and centre. The only time felt there was a problem, I attributed it to the performer - a guest singer with the TSO... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Roy Thompson Hall never disappoints. I really enjoyed the singers and the choir. Let us not forget the conductor. He is always a HOOT! All they need now is to add some aerialists, then it would be on and poppin'. This performers for this show were all talented vocalists with great artistry and performance dynamics. Roy Thompson Hall, you will... More 

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Peterborough, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I just attended the Toronto Symphony's performance of Mahler's 2nd Symphony. Complete with chorus and extra brass and woodwinds it was a great performance. Peter Oundjuin conducting was outstanding. The sound in the hall was terrific and there isn't a bad seat anywhere.

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