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The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre

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Address: 189 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-314-2901

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Elegance in Toronto

I have attended many shows at this venue. The historic appearance of the theater has been kept, and wonderful it is to behold. Acoustics are great. The staff friendly and helpful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have attended many shows at this venue. The historic appearance of the theater has been kept, and wonderful it is to behold. Acoustics are great. The staff friendly and helpful.

Thank skaszab2016
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was great! We wondered what it would be like without Ross Petty acting in the show, and although we miss Ross's wit as an actor, we loved the show. We brought our 9 year old grandson and his buddy (also age 9). Everyone enjoyed lots of music, comedy and excitement. Second half was even better than the first. Hilary... More 

Thank BiffSr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Elgin and Winter Gardens are, I believe, the last stacked (one on top of another) live production theatres in the world. The two are vastly different, so I'll break it down for you. Elgin Theatre - located on the main floor, the Elgin is opulent. Gold gilded columns and features, large chandelier..it transports you back to a by-gone era... More 

Thank Jimbo1001
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The must-see place in Toronto if you like Art Deco. Winter Theater is especially nicely decorated and unusual for (normally less frivolous-minded) Toronto

Thank CanRu
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We attend the film festival every year. Comfortable seating. Very large venue. Excessive stairs. The winter garden ceiling is very interesting.

Thank jerry s
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

I have visited the Elgin and Wintergarden theatres on numerous occasions and most recently this past week for the Toronto International Film Festival. Always a favourite as it's conveniently located in the heart of Toronto's downtown core at Yonge and Queen. Beautiful theatres with so much history and enjoyable to be in. The Elgin is on the main floor while... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

These two theatres, with the Elgin on the main floor and the Winter Garden above it are simply beautiful. Great theatres to see a show in if you have the opportunity. They also offer tours which are fascinating and entertaining. Highly recommended.

Thank NCSteveT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The guided tour of this grand, historical theatre was well informed, with friendly guides. A beautiful spectacle, enchanting artistry and artifacts throughout. Well within budget at $12, a bargain for any wondering Traveller.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited the pop up exhibition which was very good and we came back for the tour. The guides Linda and Terry were excellent and the theatres were truly stunning. The people who were running the pop up though, especially the usher, were rude to Linda and other tour guests - they didn't have to be. However,... More 

Thank Alan C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Do the theater tour. It is delightful especially the Winter Garden. It is so unique you want to come back for a performance! Lots of history here.

Thank Chris S

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