THE ELGIN & WINTER GARDEN THEATRES ARE NOW OVER A CENTURY OLD, AND YOU CAN VISIT

ELGIN1One sits on top of the other.  On the bottom – the resplendent ELGIN, and on top – the WINTER GARDEN, with its pastel lamps and leafy bowers.  These are the last remaining double-decker Edwardian-era theatres in the world. 189 Yonge Street, above Queen.

ELGIN2WINTERGARDEN9WINTERGARDEN10<PHOTOS ABOVE – The Elgin>

WINTERGARDEN1<PHOTO ABOVE – The Winter Garden>

This National Historic Site offers year-round tours – Thursdays at 5pm and Saturdays at 11am.  Tours include samples from the vaudeville scenery collection, the Winter Garden’s original Simplex Silent Film Projector and a vaudeville-era dressing room.

Adults $12; students and seniors $10. Cash only. No reservations required.

WINTERGARDEN5WINTERGARDEN8WINTERGARDEN3Ontario Heritage Trust website: http://www.heritagetrust.on.ca

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