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“The Winter Garden is time-travel”

The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre
Ranked #61 of 501 things to do in Toronto
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Minden, Canada
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32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The Winter Garden is time-travel”
Reviewed 17 September 2012

It is one of the oldest restored theatres in North America.
Like stepping into an exquisite Victorian theatre with a great stage plus hanging vines as part of the decor.

Visited September 2012
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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“WOW..Beautiful”
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Saw 2 movies here, one at the Elgin and one at the Winter Garden for the TIFF. I've never seen such a spectacular place. The Winter Garden has these leaves on the ceiling and it's simply gorgeous. Loved it. Sound and accoustics lovely. Wonderful.

Visited September 2012
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Houston, TX
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“Beautifully restored 1913 theater”
Reviewed 3 August 2012 via mobile

I love classic movie theaters, so I was in heaven here. We took the tour, and it was great. It's amazing the detail that they went into to restore the two theaters. What is also great was that they were able to add so much to make it a viable performance space without hurting the classic feel of the space. See some of the other reviews for more of the history and description. It's certainly well worth the price of admission.

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Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful venue”
Reviewed 13 July 2012

I saw Prima Donna by Rufus Wainright there. It was a beautiful theatre with good sound almost all around.

Visited March 2012
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Toronto
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“Enlightened restoration of marvellous interiors”
Reviewed 7 July 2012

These are the last surviving Edwardian stacked theatres in the world--although to be precise they opened in 1913. The Winter Garden is an atmospheric theatre designed to resemble a forest. Seven stories below is the sumptuous Elgin theatre that glows with gold and silver foil on beaux-arts plaster work. Tours are available; these are grand rooms not to be missed by anyone interested in fine theatre interiors.
The Elgin/Winter Garden is close to the Eaton Centre, Toronto's Old City Hall (1899), and the financial district. The Hudson Bay Store diagonally opposite is a fine Romanesque Revival building from 1908.

Visited October 2011
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