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Roy Thomson Hall

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Address: 60 Simcoe St. | (at King St. W.), Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-593-4822
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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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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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to RT for a Toronto Symphony Orchestra concert. It's an excellent concert hall with top acoustics, great lines of sight, and easy access. Spacious and modern. We look forward to hearing the splendid TSO again at its home.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I have visited the Roy Thompson Hall each year for the Toronto International Film Festival and enjoy it each time. The venue is unique and the seats are all quite good regardless if you are on the balcony or not. The only issue would be for those that are not a fan of heights. Seats at the top are pretty... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I attended a TIFF movie screening here - what a stunning venue! The building is very interesting, with lots of windows and natural light. Inside the theatre, the seats are very comfortable and spacious. We sat a few rows back from the front, and had a great view. Well worth the visit if there is a concert or show you're... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Been here many times over the tears. RTH is not just for classical music either. Very comfortable seats, organized and clean.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I brought the Kids here for a Family Performance of Peter and the Wolf last May. I was concerned that we would be sitting too far to enjoy the concert. The acoustics were excellent as was the view. My Kids loved the performance which was a mixture of some of the TSO musicians taking on some of the characters in... More 

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