Toronto Centre for the Arts

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Toronto Centre for the Arts
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Toronto Centre for the Arts
Former names North York Performing Arts Centre
Ford Centre for the Performing Arts
General information
Type Arts complex
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Address 5040 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M2N 6R8
Coordinates 43°45′58″N 79°24′52″W / 43.766159°N 79.414549°W / 43.766159; -79.414549Coordinates: 43°45′58″N 79°24′52″W / 43.766159°N 79.414549°W / 43.766159; -79.414549
Inaugurated October 16, 1993
Owner City of Toronto
Design and construction
Architect Eberhard Zeidler
Website
Venue website

The Toronto Centre for the Arts, previously known as the Ford Centre for the Performing Arts, is a performing arts center in Toronto. It opened in 1993 as the North York Performing Arts Centre and was designed by Canadian architect Eberhard Zeidler for musicals, theatre productions and other performing arts. It houses three theatres:

  • the Main Stage Theatre with 1727 seats
  • the George Weston Recital Hall with 1036 seats
  • a multi-purpose 200-seat studio theatre

The facility regularly rents out its lobby, piano lounge, VIP suites, and rehearsal hall for various events. The Main Stage was home to the Dancap Productions Canadian production of Jersey Boys from August 2008 until August 2010. Prior to Jersey Boys, the facility was the home of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Sunset Boulevard and a 1993 production of Show Boat that transferred to Broadway. It has since hosted several productions, including the musical Million Dollar Quartet.

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Other performing arts venues in the city include:

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