The Elgin & Wintergarden Theatre celebrates 100 years this year. Although the Wintergarden has not been in continuous operation through all these years, thanks to the help of a myriad of volunteers it has been brought back in all its glory. Tours are reasonably priced, sometimes even free. If you go, there are many, sometimes very narrow, stairs but the climbs are worth the effort. The Elgin is a gilded beauty, and many of the original stage backdrops are on display. Wintergarden is a smaller and more intimate space also period restored right down to the leaves individually placed on the ceiling amid the lantern lights. For those interested in the more technical side of theatrics there are lighting rigs and other mechanics used in getting the show to the stage. You can even see one of the first telephones in Toronto! We are lucky to have many beautiful theatres in the city, but these are two of the best.
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