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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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A History of Entertainment

When I learned my group was scheduled for a two hour tour of these theatres, I wondered how the time would be filled. Well....the time sped by! Not only are the double theatres... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Concord Twp. Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

When I learned my group was scheduled for a two hour tour of these theatres, I wondered how the time would be filled. Well....the time sped by! Not only are the double theatres interesting and unique, but represent a history of entertainment in North America. I have never seen a theatre like the upper one...what a surprise!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had a very interesting inexpensive tour of this old double decker theater. The tour guide lady was an excellent historian, I felt privileged to be there. What a gem, so glad Toronto kept it!

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A great venue that has wonderful shows, and allows you to feel transported back in time. I especially enjoy the fractured fairy tales each Christmas

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I wish I could see a ghost! I've seen many shows hers. It a beautiful old theatre with great acoustics.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

What a treat! I should have gone years ago! The entire experience from architecture to atmosphere....history....feel and smell transport you from 1920 to 2015

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautifully restored, and hard to believe the uniqueness and splendor of this historical building. Take a guided tour or go to a play, either way you will be spell bound by the restoration.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Enjoyed a night at the opera here. Beautiful historic theatre right on Yonge Street. Pleasant acoustics.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Try to see something in this wonderfully restored theatre. The Elgin gives you the feeling of Grandness in the old style of theatre and the Wintergarden (built on top of the Elgin) is charming. Both theatres were closed during the depression and restored to magnificence.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I went in Doors Open tour and it was awesome! Been to theaters in London,UK too but Winter Garden is amazing! Its beautiful and dramatic. Elgin theatre is just like any other normal theatre. This place is only two-floor theatre in world! Winter Garden is must see!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odh9HdPUgww

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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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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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Address: 189 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M4, Canada
Phone Number: 416 314 2901
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown

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