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Roy Thomson Hall

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Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:30 am
Description: 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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Beautiful concert hall, but they didn't let me play the piano!

As a pianist, I wanted to play Glen Gould's piano, but they don't allow that - fair enough. The building itself is beautiful, and we went to watch Handel's Messiah performed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

As a pianist, I wanted to play Glen Gould's piano, but they don't allow that - fair enough. The building itself is beautiful, and we went to watch Handel's Messiah performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A fine performance, but I've heard a lot better from symphony orchestras in the past. The ground level is lovely and relaxing, with limited... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I went here on a Wednesday evening to see the performance "from Bach to Bluegrass" featuring the Toronto symphony orchestra and Time for 3 and I must say I really enjoyed myself. The last time I was at Roy Thomson Hall I saw a speaker so I really didn't know what it would be like seeing a musical performance. I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have made sure to visit this wonderfully appealing (visually and musically) hall each and every year. Their location is very close to St.George subway station, plus there is Blue P parking at the corner of simcoe and wellington. My only disapproval is in regards to their washroom location. One must trek down a few flights of stairs in order... More 

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Warren, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Having been to a previous Vienna-style New Year's concert in NYC a few year's ago, I looked forward to another version of the series in Toronto. It was fun, and the Hall looked sparkling--but the quality of the singing and dancing was not as good as I remembered. I saw in the program that the same basic concert was being... More 

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Ulm, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Such a gorgeous building. The outside and the inside both. We went to see a Mozart symphony and it was fantastic. I would definitely go again. There is alcohol available inside as well as coat check.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great sound, great location and proximity to dinner options! Located in the heart of the Entertainment District of Toronto, Ontario, Roy Thomson Hall is a great venue that hosts a variety of great events, from classical and chamber music to popular music events! I have seen a few shows here in the colder seasons and it's easy connection to the... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We recently moved to Toronto and have been to the symphony twice. The building is great (although I prefer the inside, not so much the outside look); the seats in the hall are comfortable, there is enough space between the rows (I am tall and often feel very cramped) to sit comfortably and the sound is very good. We enjoyed... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Last night's performance at Roy Thompson Hall was fantastic. The music just flowed from Mr. Perlman's fingers. I was blown away. A little advice on seating: sit on the right side for right-handed violinists, but left side for pianists. Acoustics are not fantastic in the front two rows for duets. Also, use the back stairs instead of the tunnel.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Ever since it opened, RTH has bothered me. The sight-lines are good, and the building is architecturally interesting, but I've never liked the acoustics. I've tried different parts of the hall, but the dissatisfaction remains. Reverberation off the walls can be quite annoying during loud passages. Furthermore, the building's circular design is far from user-friendly. The way to a washroom... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Some people are indifferent to classical music, others can’t live without it. I just made a weekend trip to Toronto specifically to attend a concert at Roy Thompson Hall (RTH) on Friday night, by the London Philharmonic Orchestra on tour, so obviously I fall into the latter category. But even if you’re only mildly curious about classical music, follow these... More 

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