Photo by Peter Lusztyk
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
It’s not often that one comes across a double-decker theater. In fact, the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre is the only still-active stacked theater, and has been designated a National Historic Site. Built in 1913 by American architect Thomas W. Lamb for the Loews theater group, the two venues were meant to serve two separate markets. Today, they frequently host live performances, musicals, and films. The Winter Garden is especially unique, featuring a decorative ceiling hung with dried leaves, a touch that transforms the room into a magical land.
By Karolyne Ellacott, AFAR Local Expert
189 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1M4, Canada