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Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St. | (at King St. W.), Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416 593 4822
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Ranked #47 of 322 Attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Description: This curved glass structure, a downtown architectural landmark, is a well-known concert hall.
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a great place for midnight mass - the building is really made for any music event but really comes in to its own for this wonderful event! Parking in the underground parking lot can be a lengthy process when leaving as there is only one exit and the design of the car park channels all traffic in one... More

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Manila, Philippines
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went here for the entertainment part of our convention and the place has good seating arrangement. From the outside the building has nice architecture but I guess that's it.

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Ontario
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Considering the age of this building, I expected better acoustics. Unfortunately the instrumental section drowned the singers. In addition I was quite surprised at the end of the show when an individual had to use the restroom while waiting for a group who went backstage to meet the performers. The security guard wouldn't let her use the facilities. This was... More

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Lincoln
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160 reviews 160 reviews
79 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Being in Toronto on holiday, I happened to see there was a classical concert by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra when I was there. I bought my ticket on the day for $69 - balcony, middle of the front row. You can also buy a 'rush' ticket? on the day for $25 although the seats aren't as good but for a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

With overseas visitors in town we enjoyed a great concert at the architecturally interesting Roy Thomson Hall. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Oundjian is at present in top form. Give them your support and enjoy the now quite fine acoustics of this outstanding hall.

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Make sure you examine the program carefully before you purchase your tickets. Quite often, it's only worth showing up for the second half of a classical music concert when the featured music piece is being played. The first half often features an unknown composer whose music is less melodic than the warm-up! If you're unused to classical music concerts, the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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39 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Never mind that when I asked for accessible seating and found out that I had to climb a flight of stairs, they told me it is accessible - only one flight of stairs to climb. Went to see Aretha Franklin and I could not figure out what she was singing, no matter how hard I tried. It was my first... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This hall was belt sometime in the 80's and it looks like it. I find the acoustics here somewhat problematic for symphony concerts compared to many other concert halls around the world. In particular, I find that the instruments do not blend well...if you're close to the timpani, you'll here the timpani. The positive side is that the hall is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

For someone coming from the 'burbs, driving downtown is daunting. But the Roy Thompson Hall is pretty conveniently located, with ample street (meter) parking all around it, as well as underground parking. There are lots of restaurants around it, so you can easily do a dinner and a show. The hall itself is pretty small so you really can't get... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Plenty of parking. The acoustics in the hall have to be heard to be believed. Literally, there is not a bad chair in the house - and the chairs are comfortable. The only complaint is that it takes an inordinate amount of time to get out of the venue.

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