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Accessibility update: Event producers, in consultation with the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, have cancelled all theatre events until further notice. For information about ticket refunds, follow the links in the event calendar. Public and group tours are also currently suspended. Continue to check this website and follow the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre (EWG) is owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust. It is a century-old theatre and National Historic Site. It is also the last operating vaudeville-era double-decker theatre in the world.

Part of the vibrant Toronto theatre scene, the EWG is also home to two annual major theatrical and cinematic productions: Ross Petty Productions and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre also hosts a variety of other events and occasions, including: award shows, concerts, dance, fashion shows, film and television location shoots, film premieres, fundraisers, lecture series and stand-up comedy.

Mission

Rescued by the Ontario Heritage Trust and restored to its original grandeur, the EWG is a prime example of the Ontario Heritage Trust’s mandate at work. The Centre’s operation exists to serve the people of Ontario by:

  • conserving, stewarding and interpreting this unique national historic landmark
  • undertaking sensitive adaptations to ensure continued use as safe, viable and sustainable contemporary theatres while protecting the heritage value
  • providing unique places of assembly to complement the cultural infrastructure and serve the public’s interest
  • delivering a variety of performing arts and film programming by leading entertainment practitioners
  • offering an official provincial government location and gathering place to celebrate Ontario’s artists, people, achievements and history