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The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre (EWG) is one of the most beautiful theatre complexes in the world, and the world’s last operating double-decker theatre – with two separate and distinctive stacked theatres.

The EWG – a National Historic Site owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust – is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, close to shopping, accommodations and public transit, with ample parking facilities within walking distance.

The EWG is dedicated to providing theatre-goers with the best in Canadian and international entertainment – from musicals, comedies and concerts to dramas, operas and films. It also offers an excellent opportunity to combine special events and corporate entertaining with attendance at one of our great performances – an evening to remember for you and your guests.

Explore the EWG on one of our guided public and group tours. Numerous exhibits and displays are located throughout the building, providing an insight into the history and restoration of the EWG.

One of the EWG’s greatest treasures, discovered during the restoration, is the world's largest collection of vaudeville scenery – hand-painted flats and drops dating from 1913. Three restored pieces, including the magnificent Butterfly and Scarab Scenery Flats, are on display.

See for yourself why we are more than just a theatre.

Take a tour of the theatres

Take a tour of the theatres

Join one of our tours and learn more about the history and restoration of the complex