Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre CentreDigital Doors Open Toronto

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Full wheelchair access
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Washrooms
  • Videos
  • Virtual tours
  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

Explore this timeless theatre complex – the world’s last operating double-decker theatre – and learn about its history from vaudeville venue to international theatre and film destination. Visit the original and new lobbies, the elegant Elgin Theatre and the unique Winter Garden Theatre, plus see samples from the world’s largest collection of vaudeville scenery.

Come and take a closer look at the historical Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre – the last operating double-decker theatre facility in the world. These stacked Vaudevillian-era theatres were saved from demolition in 1981 by the Ontario Heritage Trust. As part of Digital Doors Open, take a virtual tour inside this theatre complex. Enjoy some videos from past performers. And learn about the history of this remarkable place through the video below.

Contact info

189 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
E-mail: ewg@heritagetrust.on.ca
https://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg

Architecture

Year built: 1913-14
Building type:Theatre
Architect: Thomas Lamb (designer)
Architectural style:Edwardian

Dates/hours open

May 29, 11:00am - May 29, 05:00pm

Sunday only: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.