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Roy Thomson Hall

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Downtown West
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Address: 60 Simcoe St. | (at King St. W.), Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5, Canada
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+1 416-593-4822
06:00 - 00:30
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This curved glass structure, a downtown architectural landmark, is a...

This curved glass structure, a downtown architectural landmark, is a well-known concert hall.

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Exceptional entertainment, Roy Thomson Hall has outstanding acoustics. Not a bad seat in the house. Has a very intimate feel.

Reviewed 7 June 2013
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

Exceptional entertainment, Roy Thomson Hall has outstanding acoustics. Not a bad seat in the house. Has a very intimate feel.

Thank trigirlcda
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

Took in a Christmas show. The Hall is grand, sound is great and lots of parking around the area. Lots of super shows and concerts are held here

Thank denisf255
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2013

I have been for a couple of different live performances, one was Lang Lang. Not a bad seat in the house. The sound is amazing. There is no bad echo. Located downtown Toronto on King St.

Thank Davidoftoronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2013

I have to agree with davidgoldberg1’s review below. He’s said just about all that I would —and very eloquently. Now, a couple of words of advice to out-of-towners and newbies. The hall is about a two-minute walk from the St. Andrew subway station; quite a populous and safe neighbourhood. There's even an underground walkway from the station to the hall... More 

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Reviewed 8 May 2013

The Roy Thompson Hall is a great little venue for small concerts the sound is good easy access it was just a great time.

Thank gdwilson
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

When this striking piece of architecture was first opened to the public, it received rave reports -----until the music started. It was such an improvement upon the Massey Hall, Toronto's previous musical slum, and so pleasing to the eye, that everyone forgot it was to serve as the new home for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Choir. Its... More 

1 Thank davidgoldberg1
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

I just saw Deepak Chopra speak here the other night- I think I have been here once before for a TIFF event as well. I am not sure how I feel about this venue. It's beautiful, don't get me wrong and the location is fantastic and the staff are great, but I had a hard time the other night hearing... More 

1 Thank ilovedgreece
Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

The sound is amazing and there is no bad seat. Seats are comfortable, and staff are always friendly and helpful.

Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

Attended a lunchtime concert last Monday and had a brilliant time. The Mendelson Choir was amazing and the seats and acoustics in the hall were just perfect. You can see lots of concrete looking up but once the lights are dimmed you can just relax and enjoy the wonderful music and the organ.

Thank Dodd_123
ontario, canada
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

I just saw the Tenors there, and hadn't been in years. The place has held up well, and no matter where you sit, the view and audio is great. Bar is reasonable, and you can take your drinks in with you, and there are enough seats that everyone seemed to be able to sit at intermissions that needed to.

Thank Marmouse

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