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Good Place for a Concert

We saw Shania Twain here Saturday night. The best thing about this venue is its location. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Kitchener, Canada
Great Venue...seen Concerts and Performances Here

Attended CCMA last night. This venue was great. Not to big to have a personal experience. Over view... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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101 York Blvd, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3L4, Canada
+1 905-546-4040
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended CCMA last night. This venue was great. Not to big to have a personal experience. Over view TV a must. Seen Leonard Cohen, Sarah Binghtman, 98 degre'ss here too. Once Coops, Now a great venue

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good view from our seating location, but very tight, uncomfortable seats. Beyond that, nothing really negative to say.

Thank Hans T
Reviewed 15 August 2018

lots of underground and outdoor parking and casual and formal restaurants near by. there is also a mall next door.

Thank HamiltonIsHome2018
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Incredible venue and a superb show The venue is well maintained , huge and they got staff all over the place making sure that you are well taken care of The show was fantastic and the seats were surprisingly comfortable Negatives: Onsite parking was a...More

Thank Cezar B
Reviewed 4 July 2018

First Ontario Centre is a wonderful place to see a concert. Much prefer to the ACC or Rogers Centre. A bit smaller, easliy located in downtown Hamilton, and easy to exit and get home when it is all over. If you ever get a chance...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

We saw Shania Twain here Saturday night. The best thing about this venue is its location. Lots of parking nearby, restaurants galore and leaving after the show was quite quick and easy; everything the ACC (now Scotia Bank Arena) in Toronto is not. The building...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Excellent place for a concert. We saw Shania Twain. Easy access and sound quality is very good. Like it better than going to downtown Toronto Air Canada Centre.

Thank Diane684
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This was my first time at this venue. There is lots of different area's to park, which wasn't too expensive (far better than downtown Toronto). Once inside it's was easy to find our seats and staff was helpful when approached when making our way to...More

Thank Cheryl T
Reviewed 22 June 2018

I've supported Cirque du Soleil over the years, attending several shows which have all set a standard to be "bedazzled", "awe-struck" for an overall spell-binding experience. There's no denying Crystal has many talented skaters, acrobats and there were some amazing feats toward the end. However,...More

Thank Ellen E
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Last night I attended the Tim McGraw & Faith Hill concert. I had also recently attended Stars on Ice at First Ontario Centre so we knew that parking is available at the convention centre for a reasonable price and it is a short walk. I...More

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27 June 2018|
Response from Cheryl T | Reviewed this property |
If you mean the Burlington Skybridge, then yes you can avoid it. Exit from the QEW to Hwy 20, the Centennial Parkway; or to the Red Hill Valley Parkway. Or, if you miss those exits, take the very obvious Burlington St. East... More