Originally opened in 1920 as the Pantages Theatre, the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto was a motion picture house and vaudeville theatre. At the time it was Canada's largest cinema with 3373 seats. It was built by the founder of the Famous Players Corporation Nathan Nathanson and designed by renowned theatre architect Thomas Lamb.
In 1930 the theatre was renamed the Imperial and was used exclusively for cinema. Forty-two years later in 1972 the interior of the theatre was divided up and converted into a 6 theatre cinema. In 1986 Famous Players lost its lease on the Yonge Street entrance to the theatre to Cineplex Odeon which resulted in a bitter legal battle for control of the theatre. In the end Cineplex Odeon was able to purchase the entire theatre from Famous Players and in 1988 Cineplex removed all the dividing partitions and painstakingly restored the theatre to it's original 1920's design and elegance, but with 2200 seats. In 2001 the theatre was again renamed to the Canon Theatre due to support pledged by the Canon Canada Corporation.
For additional information about the Ed Mirvish Theatre and upcoming shows and events see the official website link above.
Facts For Your VisitFee: Yes
Open Now: NoHours This Week:
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 12:00 – 8:00 PM
- Wednesday: 12:00 – 8:00 PM
- Thursday: 12:00 – 8:00 PM
- Friday: 12:00 – 8:00 PM
- Saturday: 12:00 – 8:00 PM
- Sunday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Address: 244 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 1V8, Canada
Phone: (416) 872-1212
Official Website: Ed Mirvish Theatre
|TTC Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Yonge-University-Spadina||Dundas Station||3 Minutes|
How to get to Ed Mirvish Theatre by TTC Subway
No buses needed. From Dundas Station walk 1 block east along Dundas Street to Victoria Street and go south (right) for ½ block. The Ed Mirvish Theatre is on your right.
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Ratedout of 5
Beautiful, classic theatre. Could look at the cathedral ceiling for hours. Friendly staff. Easy Street access. Very elegant.
Robert Filart - 2 days ago
I've been many tines to this location, most recently The Bodyguard, it was AMAZING, I'd see it again, the special effects n her singing, the sets .. All just perfect.. This is as close to a broadway show we'll get here in Canada, fyi, its way better than the TV promos.. As for theatre, time for Reno's w the seating.. pads are worn, if seated, very difficult to manoeuvre your way thru narrow rows, not made for larger people, just saying
Robb - 10 days ago
The walkway into the theatre is absolutely beautiful! I went to watch the Bodyguard on Saturday and it is one of my favorite shows I've seen! Definitely looking forward to coming back to watching something else on another occasion!
Joanne Delos Santos - 17 days ago
I went to see Bodyguard twice , it was Awesome. There was a mix of dressing styles. Theater staff was polite and knowledgeable.
Travis Barill - 19 days ago
Always have a great time. Even if the wife picks a show I don't wanna see. Like the Bodyguard. I enjoyed it, begrudgingly. Lol Haven't seen one I haven't liked.
Bill Ashton - 21 days ago