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Roy Thomson Hall

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Address: 60 Simcoe St | (at King St. W.), Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5, Canada
Phone Number: 416 593 4822
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This curved glass structure, a downtown architectural landmark, is a...

This curved glass structure, a downtown architectural landmark, is a well-known concert hall.

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Excellent concert hall

This was our second visit to RT for a Toronto Symphony Orchestra concert. It's an excellent concert hall with top acoustics, great lines of sight, and easy access. Spacious and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit to RT for a Toronto Symphony Orchestra concert. It's an excellent concert hall with top acoustics, great lines of sight, and easy access. Spacious and modern. We look forward to hearing the splendid TSO again at its home.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the Roy Thompson Hall each year for the Toronto International Film Festival and enjoy it each time. The venue is unique and the seats are all quite good regardless if you are on the balcony or not. The only issue would be for those that are not a fan of heights. Seats at the top are pretty... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended a TIFF movie screening here - what a stunning venue! The building is very interesting, with lots of windows and natural light. Inside the theatre, the seats are very comfortable and spacious. We sat a few rows back from the front, and had a great view. Well worth the visit if there is a concert or show you're... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times over the tears. RTH is not just for classical music either. Very comfortable seats, organized and clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I brought the Kids here for a Family Performance of Peter and the Wolf last May. I was concerned that we would be sitting too far to enjoy the concert. The acoustics were excellent as was the view. My Kids loved the performance which was a mixture of some of the TSO musicians taking on some of the characters in... More 

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

A fabulous venue to enjoy a very enigmatic speaker. Every seat affords the perfect view and the sound is perfect. Deepak is an incredible facilitator and he outdid himself tonight. I enjoyed the review of his book Super Genes and his ability to speak to the evolution of thoughts. I met a lovely individual also there on there own and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I'd seen photos of this unusual looking building, an upturned black pudding basin covered in netting is an accurate if rather unflattering description. It was near my hotel so I went to find it on Simcoe St at King by St Andrews Church. The building was open so I went to peek just inside. There was a mini tidal wave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

In this incredible Hall, I have experienced profound emotions because of superior acoustics, and it doesn't matter where you sit. It is a beautifully designed venue in every way, and I always look forward with great anticipation to my next performance!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is an exceptional venue for different programs. I have been here on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. The layout is easy to negotiate and the acoustics superb. The view of the stage is panaromic. A must see for music lovers.

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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We watched Tony Bennett set his Microphone down and walk to the front of the stage in a packed auditorium April 2015 and talk. You could have heard a pin drop. Then he sang, without a microphone. Wow.Thanks Roy Thomson Hall.

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