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.

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

Phone: (416) 872-4255

Official Website: Roy Thomson Hall Toronto


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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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Rated 4.6 out of 5

5 Star Rating We watched Home Alone presented by the TSO. It was incredible. Only downside...We bought seats near the front and had to look up the entire time...the screen is down stage and not up stage.....definitely recommend sitting further back or first row in the balconies. Drinks allowed inside

Bryan Swift - 8 days ago

4 Star Rating Pretty good venue, good seating and good acoustics. Been here a couple of time to see orchestral stuff. There is parking on the south side of the block, underground, so this is nice and convenient. The building is quite interesting, lots of concrete and glass. Good intimate venue, but none of the scale and grandeur of somewhere like Harpa in Reykjavik. The worst part, and the reason for not giving 5 stars, is that it's a real pain to get to now, unless you live within walking distance. We drove through gridlock trying to get in, and all the roads were still jammed at 10pm when we left. Allow plenty of time if you have to navigate the awful downtown Toronto traffic.

Simon Tonkinson - 17 days ago

5 Star Rating First time at this venue. Attended Beauty and the Bizarre. Would attend another venue here since sound, seating, etc was all very good

Alex Farkas - 20 days ago

4 Star Rating We attended a concert during Remembrance day . The concert was nice but little too long for my taste. Hour is good enough, the last hour i was restless especially when the music is monotone . But I liked the words as they could see them on the screen. Very poetic.

Lapsy Kevreki - 26 days ago

4 Star Rating The venue is acoustically good. It's got near 360 seating which gives a lot of viewing angles of the musicians. The seats are comfortable, not too tightly positioned. It was built in a very modern style at the time, so I suppose it's showing its age that way. This is not to say that it isn't well-maintained. It's quite clean and bright. Lastly, I found the myriad doors, ramps and stairways somewhat confusing. But it made my trip to the restroom an adventure.

Andrew Oosterhoff - 1 month ago


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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