Roy Thomson Hall Toronto

Roy Thomson Hall in Downtown Toronto is home to the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Roy Thomson Hall
Roy Thomson Hall

Roy Thomson Hall is a concert hall in the heart of Toronto with seating for an audience of 2630. The Hall is the home venue of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as well as the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. It also hosts many screenings from the Toronto International Film Festival.

Designed by renowned Canadian architect Arthur Erickson along with the architectural firm Mathers and Haldnby, the Roy Thomson Hall features a circular exterior of sloping glass. It was opened in 1982, but received extensive renovations in 2002 including improvements to the acoustics.

For additional information about the Roy Thomson Hall and upcoming concerts and events see their website linked below.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes, if you wish to see a performance.

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Address: 60 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 2H5, Canada

Phone: (416) 872-4255

Official Website: Roy Thomson Hall Toronto

Directions

TTC Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Yonge-University-SpadinaSt. Andrew Station2 Minutes

How to get to Roy Thomson Hall Toronto by TTC Subway

From St. Andrew Station walk 1 blocks west along King Street. Roy Thomson Hall is on the south side of King Street West at the corner of Simcoe Street.

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Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5Roy Thomson Hall Star Rating

4 Star Rating I have only ever been to Roy Thomson Hall to see the TSO. It is a very good venue for classical music. The acoustics are very good. There are no bad seats. A person who is afraid of heights may find the steps in the seats in the balconies scary. As expected the refreshments are not inexpensive but they are higher quality choices. All in all a great place to see a concert.

Bruce Pilcher - 20 days ago

4 Star Rating A very prestigious venue in Toronto it is very unique in its architecture. Close to restaurants and the subway it's well located for an evening out. The seating is nice and it's a good size for still having great views of performances and excellent acoustics.

Tara McMahon - 22 days ago

3 Star Rating I hadn't been here in a long time. The first time I was here was for a field trip to see the orchestra during middle school. I distinctly remember falling asleep. The next time I was here my friend asked me to watch a performance during university and I was hesitant because of my prior experience but thought I'd give it another shot. I tried super hard not to fall asleep and did not but there was definite head nodding. This time I readily decided to go since Justin Nozuka would be performing. I've seen him play many times before, but usually at smaller venues like Phoenix Concert Theatre, Mod Club and the like. When he started playing the sound was incredible. The acoustics here are so much better than anywhere else I've seen him play. Just a note that the escalators only seem to ascend. To get to a lower floor there's the stairwells by the washrooms.

Wynneth - 22 days ago

5 Star Rating I've had two experiences at Roy Thomson Hall. I've been to one musical show, and one play. It's a beautiful Theatre, the main level area is pleasant and well lit, there is adequate staff for directions and to answer questions. Parking can be an issue, we could not get the discounted parking because apparently it's on and availability basis, so we had to pay extra. I suppose this is just a part of having an establishment downtown. I imagine I will go back, for what I do not know yet, but would recommend this place as a good atmosphere for any venue. The transit in the area is fantastic, it's actually probably the best option for attending a performance.

Lawrence McKinnon - 3 months ago

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An overview of the acoustic enhancements that have been made to the Roy Thomson Hall which includes a good look at the inside of the hall

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