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The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre

Address: 189 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M4, Canada
Phone Number: 416 314 2901
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Ranked #54 of 611 things to do in Toronto
Type: Theaters, Historic sites, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Theaters, Historic sites, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks

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Mississauga, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We went to Winter Garden theatre last night to see Marilyn: Forever Blonde. The theatre is amazing, the restoration was painstakingly done. Marilyn: Forever Blonde was very well done, you believe it is Marilyn on stage. What an icon, really tells her story.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I and two other 30 somethings were waiting outside from 10.45am in -12 snow this morning for no reason. The TTC was under construction so we paid $10 for a taxi and waited only to be told after 15 minutes by a ticket cashier that the tour was off and was most weeks. There was no notice... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Both theatres are in the same building. The Winter Garden has a beautiful, magical forest ambience and the Elgin is simply golden elegance. If you get a chance, ride the old, person-operated, antique elevators

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Eglin and Winter Garden Theatre is a rare stacked pair of theatres that have been lovingly restored. Architecturally very interesting. Contact the theatre for one of their tours and be prepared to walk back in time to the Vaudeville days of old. Tours are given by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great place to see musicals and plays. Good sight... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
428 reviews 428 reviews
171 attraction reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We were here for a performance of Handel's Alcina by Opera Atelier, which has been using this venue for years. It is not as good for opera as the Four Seasons Centre, but it is good enough. The sight lines are fine so long as you are in the front and mid orchestra.

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northern Ontario
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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 attraction reviews
365 helpful votes 365 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
45 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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