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Canadian Broadcasting Centre

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Downtown West
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Address: 250 Front St W | (at John St.), Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G5, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 866-306-4636
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Broadcasting Centre's CBC Museum is open and free to go into Monday


The Broadcasting Centre's CBC Museum is open and free to go into Monday

to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. There is no need to pre-book your


Also available to view is the Yvan Harris Gallery which is an open

space below the escalators in the Front Street lobby of the Toronto

Broadcasting Center.

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Our company has been holding year end events at the Glenn Gould studio. Seating is excellent as are the acoustics and lighting. Outside the studio is a lobby which was used for... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
Whitby, Canada
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427 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the cultural appreciation of Canada this is worth a stop. The CBC is a Canadian Icon bringing sports and news to all parts of Canada for decades. In the building there are tickets to some programming , a museum and archive. And yes there are live broadcasts. For the building design there is an amazing atrium built when every... More 

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Interesting to look behind the scenes of some the top television shows produced by the CBC. Definitely worth making a trip to Toronto to do the tour.

Thank Jon B
Whitby, Canada
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Our company has been holding year end events at the Glenn Gould studio. Seating is excellent as are the acoustics and lighting. Outside the studio is a lobby which was used for serving drinks and snacks.

Thank FlyAtNIght
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

We have visited the CBC on Front many times. A modern building where the live operations of The CBC occur. Live shows that you can attend...be a part of the audience too.

Thank skaszab2016
Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I came with some family members who were visiting. We walked around the building and checked out the museum. I was a bit surprised at how small the museum was, as there surely could have been a lot more content. For a free activity, we were glad we stopped in!

1 Thank J1e2n3n4y
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

The sculpture & plaque with its information are excellent to view. What an interesting man with such diverse talents. I was not familiar with his name prior to finding this tribute .

Thank Clio H
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

I finally made it to the CBC museum this summer. it was a pretty good display with Casey from Mr Dressup tree house and other CBC weekday morning childrens shows. Well wortht the stop in, it is free so makes an inexpensive outing.Open weekdays. There is a display out side honouring pple that were injured/killed in the work place that... More 

1 Thank trcy8116
Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

I didn't even know that the CBC had a museum until we went there to view the pop-up display/shop for the Murdoch series - which while not extensive was interesting - but seeing signs for the museum we wandered back and were quite taken by the works on display - especially all the items for sound effects.

1 Thank yankeefan730
Brampton, Canada
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

The CBC Offices in Toronto is the biggest TV station that I have visited compared to CTV in Queen Street West and City TV in Yonge and Dundas Square. It has a huge atrium with a huge screen where you can watch CBC news program. You can also watch live taping of TV programs being filmed in CBC. The building... More 

1 Thank betty l
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Great way to spend an hour learning about our national public broadcaster. Sit in the atrium, have a small bite to eat, take 20 minutes to go in the free CBC Museum. All free, great way to take some down time in between whatever fun you're having in the downtown core. Oh, and a few spots to charge your phone... More 

1 Thank Pastorash

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