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The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre

189 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M4, Canada
+1 416-314-2901
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Beautiful garden decor!

I've been to this theatre many times to see plays in the past and most recently I was here to see... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jan L
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Toronto, Canada
Unique decor

Although the Elgin seats 1,500 it has the feel of a more intimate theatre. Unlike other ornate... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BeenThere2211
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New Hampshire
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189 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M4, Canada
Downtown
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been to this theatre many times to see plays in the past and most recently I was here to see Grease. Every time I come here, I'm always amazed by the elaborate garden motif. The ceiling is magnificent with the trees and foliage. The...More

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although the Elgin seats 1,500 it has the feel of a more intimate theatre. Unlike other ornate theaters of this era (1913) it is painted to appear there are trees growing up out of the floor and the ceilings are strung with hanging dried beech...More

Thank BeenThere2211
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see "welcome to night vale" and other shows. Gorgeously ornately done theatres, with good views. One of my favorites for events.

Thank Tania M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended a film event at the Elgin, and so got to visit the theater multiple times over a few days. Though the building is historic and stunning, my experience with service and comfort was not good. Ornate molding, deep velvet, and antique brass decorate...More

Thank elephantastic7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit the Elgin to see Opera Atelier productions. The entranceway and theatre are both very ornate and elegant and wonderfully preserved. Upper level seating is a bit tight on leg room, lower level is better.

Thank giffenk
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Stunning theatres beautifully restored to their glory. Don't miss the chance to ride the original elevators, lovingly had operated by a volunteer decked out in period attire.

Thank Kent J
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We came for a screening during TIFF and sat in the Winter theatre. The theatre was very pretty and has many seats. Also, I am not sure how it is outside of TIFF screenings, but for that, there was plenty of friendly staff around to...More

Thank Capo44
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres are two places of shows, movies and theatres located at Yonge Street. I was there visiting during the TIFF 2017.

2  Thank Andrenalini
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The theatre tour of the Elgin and Wintergarden were excellent and informative. Nice to get a behind-the-scenes look. The Elgin is on the lower level the Wintergarden is above it. There are only a few similar buildings .still in existence. Only one other which is...More

1  Thank gatortunor
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I did the tour of these two theatres and learned a lot from the two excellent guides. The Winter Garden is a theatre that was closed off for 60 years and only recently unveiled after painstaking restoration. I have seen many places in Europe during...More

1  Thank JMazzocato
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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Response from lfrustaglio | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I have been in bed most of the day suffering with the sniffles and a headache and just on the computer. I am assuming you found the entrance when you attended the opera and hope you enjoyed the performance.
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