Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre CentreDigital Doors Open Toronto

  • Digital Doors Open
  • 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 the world’s last operating double-decker theatre and learn about its history from vaudeville stage to live theatre venue. Visit the original and new lobbies, the Elgin Theatre and the Winter Garden Theatre, plus see samples from the world’s largest collection of vaudeville scenery. Photography allowed but no tripods. No tours, but history talks will be presented throughout the day.

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


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

Dates/hours open

May 27, 10:00am - May 27, 05:00pm

Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.); no food or drink allowed except water inside the theatres