MERIDIAN HALL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, FRONT ST. EAST, WITH CANADA’S LARGEST SOFT-SEAT AUDITORIUM

The use of Carrarra marble throughout the main lobby transmits a sense of grand opulence to the Centre, along with artist York Wilson’s famous mural, ‘The Seven Lively Arts’. A personal comment on that mural – as a student at Toronto’s Ryerson University, there was an exam on theatrical history, focused on the. mural. A copy was distributed, and we had to write several paragraphs about what we saw in the mural, end-to-end, for two hours. I haven’t forgotten that challenge. It was always on my mind whenever we took in a show. There have been several names attached to the building – The O’Keefe Centre, The Hummingbird Centre, The Sony Centre, and now it’s The Meridian Hall.

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