Ed Mirvish Theatre
The Ed Mirvish Theatre provides a setting for theatrical presentations, concerts, comedy, benefits, lectures, private functions, filming and much more. The theatre has been part of Toronto’s entertainment scene for almost one hundred years and is located on Yonge Street in downtown Toronto.
About Ed Mirvish Theatre
The Ed Mirvish Theatre began its life in 1920 as a combination vaudeville and motion picture theatre in the Pantages theatre circuit. With its original 3373 seats, it was the largest cinema in Canada and, with its lavish interior - designed by the great theatre architect Thomas Lamb - the most elegant. With the collapse of the Pantages circuit, the Pantages name came off the marquees of almost all the theatres. In 1930, the Toronto Pantages was renamed "The Imperial" and became exclusively a cinema - no more live vaudeville. Management and control were resumed by Famous Players, which retained ownership for more than 50 years.In January, 2008, the theatre was purchased - along with other Clear Channel (now known as Live Nation) properties in the U.S. and Canada. Mirvish Productions completed the purchase of both the Canon and the Panasonic theatres from Key Brand on August 26, 2008. After looking for a suitable way to honour his father, David Mirvish officially renamed the iconic building The Ed Mirvish Theatre on December 6, 2011.
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Transportation & Parking
There is a new indoor Green P lot in the new wing of St. Michael's Hospital, entrance on the east side of Victoria Street, just 1/2 block north of Shuter Street and 1/2 block south of the Victoria Street entrance to the theatre. There is also ample parking available at the Atrium Mall, entering off Edward Street (1/2 block north of Dundas), from either Bay Street or Yonge Street; at the Green P underground lot beneath Dundas Square, with garage entrance at Dundas and Victoria; and at the Eaton Centre parking lot, with entrance off Yonge at Shuter, just southwest of the theatre. There is also a surface parking lot on Victoria, just across the street from the theatre. Finally, there is some meter parking on Victoria Street.