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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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Another wonderful building

With great theatre. Toronto is a world class city, and deserves your exploration. Most seats are terrific and the place feels intimate.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

With great theatre. Toronto is a world class city, and deserves your exploration. Most seats are terrific and the place feels intimate.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I went on the Saturday 11am tour. It was meant to be about 90 minutes long, but it lasted about two hours and 15 minutes. But not a problem, as it was such an interesting tour that time flew! It started promptly at 11am, so it's best to get there before 11am to buy your ticket ($12 adults) in the... More 

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Toronto
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I have been to better theaters around the world. The prices for tickets are sooooo expensive. Better to save your money and fly to NYC or London for great theaters and shows.

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Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Best theater in Toronto. Last time I was here was for Tommy back in the mid 90's and it is as splendid as I remember.

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Mississauga, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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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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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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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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