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The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre

189 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M4, Canada
416 314 2901
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Ranked #28 of 310 attractions in Toronto
Type: Theaters, Historic Sites
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Toronto
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatres are extraordinary places to take in a grand show. I visit at least every year, as it is a Christmas tradition to come here and see a play. Both theatres are wonderful and have a certain old world charm. Each are wonderfully decorated in highly regal style. It's definitely worth the trip to see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

On Thursdays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. you can be shown around the National Historic site that is the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre. Knowledgeable guides will inform and entertain you during the 90 minute tour. Hear the history of this 100 year old building and see the fabulous Garden themed Winter garden theatre. Discover how... More

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Kingston, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We attended the recent live recording of Q with Jian Ghomeshi on a romantic couples visit to Toronto. The show was fabulously entertaining and engaging and the theatre was a perfect intimate venue for a live performance. Jian engaged the audience directly on several occasions and I'm sure that from every seat in the house you felt as if he... More

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Kingman, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My family and I went to a show in the Elgin Theatre. We were able to find parking a couple of blocks to the east of the theatre. I am a bit of a production snob, so most people might not notice...I found the lighting and sound to be a bit underwhelming. The architecture was really appealing and had a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This historic building houses some of the most stunning architecture and detailing in side. It's beautifully preserved right down to the balconies. It's a perfect venue for live shows, stage performances or plays. See a show there if you can!

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Toronto, Canada
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159 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were able to come into this space during Doors Open Toronto - which grants free access to interesting buildings across Toronto. This space was one of my favourite. Filled with history, this functional, oldest double-decker theatre in the world is something to see. The Elgin theatre is an opulent, but charming old world style theatre and the Winter Garden... More

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Brooke-Alvinston, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This place is so beautiful. It would be perfect as a venue on a date, or to propose marriage. My only issue was I could feel the floor moving my seat whenever someone walked by and unfortunately one of the tech crew keeping going and crouching near me during my concert.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is an amazing double theatre. One on top of each other and both beautifully decorated. Old world charm reminiscence of days past. Winter Garden has actual leaves on their ceiling! So unique! Worth just going on a tour but bonus if you attend a show there!

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

In Toronto, we stayed at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel at Gerrard and Yonge streets, so it was a short walk to the Elgin Theatre, an appropriate venue for Opera Atelier with its wonderful, ornate detail, golden cherubs and mythological creatures as well as marble columns and intricate latticework. My reaction to the entire evening was WOW! With Opera Atelier’s remarkable... More

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Brockville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Loved this family theatre spectacular!! Great fun for all ages. Runs through January 4/14 Your whole family will live this musical comedy based on (but a variation on) the fairy tale "The Little Mermaid". An annual event at Chistmastime. Terrific!!

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