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Roy Thomson Hall

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Address: 60 Simcoe St | (at King St. W.), Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5, Canada
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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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The TSO was great.

I was here to hear the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. What a treat it was. The music was excellent and the venue staff were very helpful when we were finding our seats. Many people... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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London, Canada
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London, Canada
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here to hear the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. What a treat it was. The music was excellent and the venue staff were very helpful when we were finding our seats. Many people have suggested that the acoustics are not the best here but I had no trouble hearing the whole concert up in the upper balcony at the back.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very good size of hall with excellent acoustics. Comfortable seating also. Easy to access from adjoining parking and close subway. Highly Recommended

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Thank Bruno S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

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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Thank giffenk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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.

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Thank Kwok Fai L
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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.

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Thank speedybee12
Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

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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 

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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

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Toronto, Canada
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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 

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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 

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