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Canadian Broadcasting Centre

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Address: 250 Front St W | (at John St.), Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 866-306-4636
11:00 - 18:00
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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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We have visited this building before and love the atrium and the museum. This time we were in Studio 4 to watch and hear an adaptation of Cosi fan tutte by Against the Grain... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 May 2016
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank yankeefan730
Brampton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

its located downtown by metro hall. it is open to the public in certain areas. Nice history piece, a great time is when OpenDoors you can have behind the scenes tour

1 Thank BudHol
Victoria, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

My expectations for this museum were not met. The CBC has a long and storied history and I had hoped that might be reflected in their museum. I would have loved to see more props and stories from my favourite shows. The museum is tiny and only takes about 15 minutes to go through. On the plus side, it didn't... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We have visited this building before and love the atrium and the museum. This time we were in Studio 4 to watch and hear an adaptation of Cosi fan tutte by Against the Grain Theatre. This also gave us a chance to walking along the two walls of photos of various Canadians comedy stars who have been featured on the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We recently decided to tour the CBC Museum on Front Street. Aside from being able to see some of the sets and costumes from our favourite childhood shows such as The Friendly Giant and Mr. Dressup, we found it fascinating to see up close the transformation of film, video and sound equipment used in the industry from the inception of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Lots of nostalgia in this place. On the main floor you can check out a fun little museum of TV shows from yesteryear. In the basement level (adjoining the underground path) check out the museum of broadcasting equipment from long ago, and not that long ago (you'll feel old quick). If you can, watch a show taping in this building.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

This is a location which may not be all that interesting for any but Canadians although if you have an interest in the inner workings of radio and television then this is a good place to scout about ... Many CBC radio and television programs are produced where you might be able to secure tickets for an upcoming taping ...... More 

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