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The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre

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Address: 189 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M4, Canada
Phone Number: 416 314 2901
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Ghost tour was a definite hit!

Always wanted to do a tour here so when the opportunity came to do a special ghost tour a couple of nights right before Halloween, we were there. We were not disappointed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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164 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always wanted to do a tour here so when the opportunity came to do a special ghost tour a couple of nights right before Halloween, we were there. We were not disappointed! Although this tour is a special Halloween one, we learned later that anybody can book a private ghost tour at any time which is why I'm writing about... More 

Thank Kai-HT
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has fantastic theatrical productions through out the year. Go online and see what is playing there.

Thank di29di
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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86 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the years I have been to many shows at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre. The building is fascinating. They managed to sandwich two theatres into a fairly small plot space. The decor is from a past era, but beautifully preserved and because the theatres are smaller you have good and close seating to the stage. Its a great... More 

Thank Zexi
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This is a gorgeous, fully restored pair of theatres that are truly a Canadian treasure. A magnificent sound system, impeccably clean throughout (even during the frantic pace the staff dealt with during the super-busy schedule of the Toronto International Film Festival) with the most gracious and friendly staff we encountered throughout the entire TIFF experience. It was a great privilege... More 

Thank ButterflyGalFlorida
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Building seems so out of place between the bright lights and loudness of dundas square but still a sight to be seen.

Thank keshoney
Muskoka District, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I was lucky enough to rush the film Brooklyn at this theatre and it was a wonderful experience both the film and the Venue.

Thank happylittlecritter
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Went to see a movie during the TIFF 2014, I was amazed by it, the decoration is so nice, never seen anything like that before. Really nice indeed!

Thank Gabriela M
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

A piece of history, fully restored by the Canadian Government...the last stacked theatre in North America...Wintergarden is indeed an elegant Garden smaller and above the enormous Elgin....originally Lowes...Tours a various times of the day....Great tourist stop

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We went here during the Toronto Doors Open time period, where admission was free. The winter garden area is in the 2nd level. Very good and beautiful theatre but not MUCH to see if you're just coming for the winter garden theatre, especially if you're paying to just see that. Would love to see a show here though.

Thank skifan7
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44 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

To celebrate 20 years of BOOING Ross Petty, Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre in cooperation with Canadian Heritage Society threw opened the normally closed doors of the theatre to the public. They staged a free exhibition of the blood, sweat, laughter and tear of Ross's amazing pantomime body of works. There are also the gorgeously,fabulously dazzling costumes from Aladdin,... More 

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