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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 #26 of 329 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Theaters, Historic Sites
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English first
northern Ontario
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If you get a chance to see anything at the Elgin, definitely take it. I can't even believe I have never been to the Elgin until recently. I have been to almost all the theatres in Toronto and I think it might be my new favourite place. It is truly lovely and takes you back to another place in time,... More

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

What a step back in time to World Class Opulence. Magnificent Ornate Edwardian Stacked Theatre. I was at TIFF (Toronto Film Festival) had the opportunity to see Richard Gere walk the Red Carpet at Elgin Water Garden Theatre Centre and Richard Gere was on the Elgin Stage before and after movie screening for Q&A. It was just too much beauty... More

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Burlington, Canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

As always, we loved the art deco look to the theatre. Seating was good and washrooms, etc. easy to find. You will enjoy the fabulous ceiling décor..stunningly beautiful.

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Love the theatre! A couple of the TIFF2014 movies were shown at this location. It is so beautiful it brings tears to my eyes. We had the opportunity of going in the Winter Garden at last year's TIFF. What an experience! What a setting. We also loved hearing about the ghost stories associated with it. (Thought we heard something too)

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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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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