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Glenn Gould Studio

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Address: 250 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416 205 5555
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This 340-seat radio concert hall offers chamber, jazz, and spoken-word...

This 340-seat radio concert hall offers chamber, jazz, and spoken-word performances. Its name celebrates the great, eccentric Toronto pianist whose life was cut short by a stroke in 1982.

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On the bench with the legendary piano player

We went to the studios not because of the studios but because of the Glenn Gould Statue outside. A bronze bench with the legendary piano player invites all his fans to take a seat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2016
Heinz-juergen D
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Goettingen
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Goettingen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We went to the studios not because of the studios but because of the Glenn Gould Statue outside. A bronze bench with the legendary piano player invites all his fans to take a seat next to him and get a photograph taken. To whom this seems childish is not a real fan. For me it was a bit like a... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

I attended a corporate event at the CBC's Glenn Gould Studio. The sound and lighting were first class and the seats were very comfortable. There were no bad sight lines. My only complaint is that the adjoining "lounge" was too small for the number of attendees.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Acoustics are great not worth a visit unless going to a concert. There is little to see other than a modern reforming wtudio

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My husband and I went to see Roxanna " Exotica " We had a great time and a lot of fun. She's a very nice singer and the flamenco dancer were wonderful. It was a fabulous show. To bad the concert was only one hour.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Wow! I have recorded and attended concerts here and am continually impressed by the intimate setting and acoustics contained within. If you have a chance to attend a concert there or record, do not hesitate! What an amazing experience!

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Willowdale, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

A Canadian legacy that we lost too soon. Glenn Gould Studio is a fabulous place to experience "music". If you have the opportunity to see/hear a show here, the acoustics are very good and lends itself well to musicians who play there and in turn to the audiences that are lucky to be present.

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Richmond Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Cozy and wonderful sound. We saw Michael Kaeshammer there about a year or so ago. I wish there were more events to my liking at this venue.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

This is a must see and the musicians that complete programs here are amongst the best anywhere.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

A fabulous, intimate venue in downtown Toronto, named for the incredible Canadian pianist, Glenn Gould. (From Toronto, no less!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

This intimate space with wonderful acoustics is part of the CBC broadcasting centre. Concerts are inexpensive high quality events, often recorded for broadcast.

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