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Roy Thomson Hall

Address: 60 Simcoe St. | (at King St. W.), Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
Phone Number: 416 593 4822
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Ranked #34 of 251 Attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: This curved glass structure, a downtown architectural landmark, is a well-known concert hall.
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:30 am
Owner 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
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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Ajax, Canada
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26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

First time visiting this hall, Building design is interesting but I kept finding you had to look back to catch entrances, wash rooms etc. as they are tucked away. Seats are comfortable and access to them isn't that bad. I wished the screen on the stage was raised a little higher and you are looking down on it from the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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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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30 helpful votes 30 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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121 helpful votes 121 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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