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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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An enjoyable evening

This was the first time we attended the performance of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. It was a chilly February evening. The Roy Thomson Hall is easily access by public means of... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attend a handful of TSO events at Roy Thompson Hall and I cringe just a little before every event. The hall is visually appealing inside and out but has some things to be aware of. Never get the front row balcony as there is no leg room due to the cement partition sloping up in front of you. Rows... More 

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

This was the first time we attended the performance of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. It was a chilly February evening. The Roy Thomson Hall is easily access by public means of transportation but not too friendly for people who drive. The acoustic of the Hall is excellent and the performance of TSO was fantastic. We had an enjoyable evening.

Thank Kwok Fai L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

What a great venue to watch an amazing set of shows. Sound was excellent, we could hear every word. The topic was great, as all the National Geographic Live shows are. We'll worth the time and the money.

Thank speedybee12
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

I have enjoyed every performance that I've attended over the years at the Roy Thomson Hall, however, as often as not there are significant problems and barriers in place for people with disabilities, particularly those of us who use mobility devises. They take out the wrong number of seats and mess up seating for a whole row, they don't take... More 

Thank Dave H
Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Beautiful building with fantastic talent on the stage! My husband and I went to see Bravissimo! On new years eve and it was fantastic. Coat check is reasonably priced so if you go in the winter months make sure you spend the few dollars for coat check so you can feel fabulous in your outfit and not have the bulk... More 

Thank Verity S
Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

this place always impresses not only because of performance art but the atmosphere which you can find here together with people who also love the art

Thank TashafromN
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 830 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We continue to put up with Roy Thomson Hall the way we did with the equally irritating Hummingbird (now the Sony) Centre before the COC moved to better quarters. RTH is far from perfect acoustically, but it does house the Toronto Symphony, and the orchestra makes fine music. Today's concert was a case in point. The Ravel Concert in G... More 

2 Thank operalover939
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

This concert hall is just amazing. The ambience and atmosphere is simply superb. The glass roof is spectacular and looks even more so when the sunshine reflects against it. The concert was electrifying. The pianist truly talented. The lead cellist was superb with divine strings from the wonderful violinists, all brought together by the wonderful conductor to a simply stupendous... More 

Thank Chris L
Oshawa, Canada
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

My Son and I went to the Toronto Symphony's Abba Tribute Concert on October 5th. . The music was superb. The Toronto Symphony and Tribute Band "Rajaton" gave a wonderful performance. The Conductor "Steven Reineke" was full of life and just lots of fun. Roy Thomson Hall is a beautiful venue and well worth a visit. If you can get... More 

Thank Colandy
Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

We have had the same seats for the TSO at Roy Thomson Hall for years, thinking that we were there for the music, not the visuals, but this year finally made a change and what a difference. The sound is the same, but there's so much to see on stage with better sightlines. But, it also means more climbing or... More 

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