ETIQUETTE2“Please be courteous to others by refraining from quiet conversations, whispers, talking, singing, coughing, humming, tapping to the music, turning pages, leaning forward in your seat, and unwrapping cellophane-wrapped candies.  We share the air, go scent-free.  Please turn off your cell phones, Blackberrys, iPhones or other smart phones, pages and watch alarms.  Please refrain from referring to them during the concert.  We regret that we cannot allow children under 2 years of age into any Toronto Symphony Orchestra concerts.”
In other words, sit still, stop talking, and watch the show!


Roy Thomson Hall – home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, 60 Simcoe Street

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street,  is named after the late Roy Thomson, the first Lord Thomson of Fleet.  A media mogul, he published newspapers (former owner/publisher of the London Times), built a vast network of radio and television stations, and took the business of making money seriously.  Lord Thomson headed Canada’s wealthiest family – as it remains to this day.The Hall, designed by Canadian architect Arthur Erickson, seats 2600, has an excellent pipe organ, is home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (Music Director Peter Oundjian) and the Mendelssohn Choir.  During the Toronto International Film Festival, several galas take place here.  The Hall is surrounded on two sides by the Canadian Walk of Fame.  Roy Thomson Hall presents a full music and variety program year ’round.Website: <>
PHOTO – Cylia von Tiedemann – Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Subway stop: ST. ANDREW, and walk one block West