The Scotiabank Arena is a stunning event facility overlooking Lake Ontario. Boasting of a standing capacity of close to 20,000, this arena delights spectators with its state-of-the-art interior and a gigantic video screen that ensures an obstruction-free view of the game. The place is used for a variety of sporting events ranging from basketball to lacrosse, but the it is at its euphoric best when hockey heroes Toronto Maple Leafs are at the center.
Occupying an entire block in the heart of Toronto's cultural district is the famous TIFF Bell Lightbox which boasts a cinema, studios and galleries which display works of art related to cinema. Visitors here are often astonished by the mammoth collection of world cinema that is screened.
The Opera House attracts some of the best music performers in the city. It is worth the trip to check out who's playing at a venue where bands go out of their way to perform. The place has an underground feel with a sound reminiscent of catacombs, but the environment has a charge in the air that boosts any concert. No food is offered, but the bar is fully stocked with all your rock-and-roll needs. Ticket prices vary.
Declared a national historic site in 1982, this structure represents the last stacked Edwardian theater in the world, meaning one theater on top of the other. It was built in 1913 as the first of the Loews vaudeville theatre chain. Located downstairs, the 1,500-seat Elgin Theatre makes for a lavish gathering with royal boxes and charming gilded plaster details. The upstairs 1,000-seat Winter Garden features trompe-l'oeil paintings of pastoral scenes and a spectacular fireproof garden hanging from the roof. Catch some of the most awaited theater productions at this spectacular venue.
Given to Toronto by the Massey family in the late 1800s, the Massey Hall and the building was declared a heritage site in the 1970s. Today, it hosts more than 100 events annually, ranging from jazz, classical, folk and rock music to international dance. Comedy and theater troupes as well as opera choirs have performed here to appreciative audiences. Ticket prices vary, depending on seat and performance so call ahead for details for more.
Located at Bloor Street West in Queen's Park, the Royal Conservatory is a highly coveted music-teaching institute in Canada. Nestled in a beautifully architectured building, the conservatory offers a range of programs for learning musical instruments and singing. Apart from being a prestigious music school, it doubles as a concert and event venue, where live performances keep taking place on a routine basis. To see their upcoming list of concerts, please have a look at their website.
One of Toronto's most iconic and historically-significant event venues, the Mazzoleni Concert Hall's exquisitely refurbished self is carefully housed in a heritage structure of the Royal Conservatory of Music known to the world as the Ihnatowycz Hall. A venue tailored for hosting orchestral music concerts, plays, and recitals, the hall offers near-natural acoustics and comfortable seating options. The hall is known to host private events like parties, receptions, and product launches.
The Varsity Stadium has been around since 1898. The former home ground of the Toronto Argonauts, it plays host to major college football events in the state. Boasting a seating capacity of 5000 people, the arena has been drastically renovated a couple of times and it owes the current form to a renovation project of 2007. This is now home of the famous Team Varsity Blues.
A part of the Trinity College, the George Ignatieff Theatre is one of the most popular theaters in the city. Located in the University of Toronto, the theater is maintained by the University administration. It is designed with an artistic decor and offers comfort along with grandeur. Advanced technological services have been utilized here and the services are just perfect to make the theater experience memorable. Commonly used as a lecture hall for educational programs and University affiliated schedules, the theater is frequented by drama and music shows at a local level specially for students. Call for schedule and booking information.