Sony Centre for the Performing Arts



Address:

1 Front St. E
Toronto, Canada

Contact:

tel: 416/872-2262
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Description:

Opened in 1960 under the name the O'Keefe Centre, this 191-set hall became the epicenter for arts in Toronto. It's showcased a variety of shows and world premieres over the year with performances ranging from the Bolshoi Ballet to River Dance to Yanni. In 2007 it was renamed the Hummingbird Centre until Sony undertook a complete modernization of the building in 2010 that saw a restoration of the theatre's original marquee canopy and York Wilson's lobby mural "The Seven Lively Arts."  The wood, brass and marble that were hallmarks of the original facility were also restored along with the audience seating and flooring upgrades, new washrooms, and re-configured lobby spaces. Restored to its former glory, the Sony Centre has returned to being a nexus for the arts.



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