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Canadian Broadcasting Centre

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Address: 250 Front St. W. | (at John St.), Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G5, Canada
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+1 866-306-4636
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11:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Broadcasting Centre's CBC Museum is open and free to go into Monday

to...

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

visit.

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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Our company has been holding year end events at the Glenn Gould studio. Seating is excellent as are the acoustics and lighting. Outside the studio is a lobby which was used for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
FlyAtNIght
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Whitby, Canada
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Whitby, Canada
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662 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our company has been holding year end events at the Glenn Gould studio. Seating is excellent as are the acoustics and lighting. Outside the studio is a lobby which was used for serving drinks and snacks.

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Thank FlyAtNIght
Toronto, Canada
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232 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We have visited the CBC on Front many times. A modern building where the live operations of The CBC occur. Live shows that you can attend...be a part of the audience too.

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Thank skaszab2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I came with some family members who were visiting. We walked around the building and checked out the museum. I was a bit surprised at how small the museum was, as there surely could have been a lot more content. For a free activity, we were glad we stopped in!

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Thank J1e2n3n4y
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The sculpture & plaque with its information are excellent to view. What an interesting man with such diverse talents. I was not familiar with his name prior to finding this tribute .

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Thank Clio H
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

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Thank yankeefan730
Brampton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 509 helpful votes
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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Thank betty l
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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

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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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