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 below.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Ed Mirvish TheatreFee: Yes
Category: Performing Arts
244 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1V8
Phone: +1 416-872-1212
Nigel D. Jun-04-2017
Recently, I went to the Ed Mirvish Theatre to see 'The Bodyguard' with a friend of mine. While I do not have much theatre experience to compare with, I must... Read More
Stefan K. Jan-07-2020
I am personally not much of a theatre buff. I recently went to see The Book of Mormon here with a special lady friend of mine and it was a great time. The... Read More
Wynne L. Aug-06-2018
I went to see Wicked with my mom the other night. We picked up our tickets at will call on Victoria street. There seemed to be less people at the Victoria... Read More
Accommodations near 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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