Roy Thompson Hall

The corner of King Street West and Simcoe has a long history in Toronto, and the Roy Thompson Hall at 60 Simcoe streets does an excellent job adding to that history.

Designed by Canadian architects Arthur Erickson and Mathers and Haldenby it was built to replace Massey Hall and was originally called 'New Massey Hall'.

Long before the concert hall, the south west corner was the location of the Third Government House in Toronto from 1868 to 1912

 
 

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1988 Historic photo from Friday, June 3, 1988 - Roy Thompson Hall - Dionne Warwick performing live on stage in Toronto in 1988 in King Street WestRoy Thompson Hall - Dionne Warwick performing live on stage in Toronto in 1988
36 years ago - King Street West - Friday, June 3, 1988
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1981 Historic photo from Monday, October 26, 1981 - Roy Thompson Hall interior under construction - no seats in King Street WestRoy Thompson Hall interior under construction - no seats
43 years ago - King Street West - Monday, October 26, 1981
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1981 Historic photo from Monday, October 26, 1981 - Roy Thompson Hall - interior construction of balconies in King Street WestRoy Thompson Hall - interior construction of balconies
43 years ago - King Street West - Monday, October 26, 1981
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1980 Historic photo from 1980 - Roy Thomson Hall - Construction crane in centre of building pit in King Street WestRoy Thomson Hall - Construction crane in centre of building pit
44 years ago - King Street West - 1980
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1980 Historic photo from Saturday, April 5, 1980 - Roy Thompson Hall - construction - just beyond St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in King Street WestRoy Thompson Hall - construction - just beyond St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
44 years ago - King Street West - Saturday, April 5, 1980
Max temp: 13.6°C - Min temp: 2.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1980 Historic photo from Monday, August 11, 1980 - New Massey Hall under construction in 1980 - some of the diamond shape glass already in place in King Street WestNew Massey Hall under construction in 1980 - some of the diamond shape glass already in place
44 years ago - King Street West - Monday, August 11, 1980
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1980 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 8, 1980 - Roy Thompson Hall - first of the lozenge-shaped glass panels installed in King Street WestRoy Thompson Hall - first of the lozenge-shaped glass panels installed
44 years ago - King Street West - Tuesday, July 8, 1980
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1980 Historic photo from Monday, June 16, 1980 - Roy Thompson Hall - construction - called New Massey Hall at the time in King Street WestRoy Thompson Hall - construction - called New Massey Hall at the time
44 years ago - King Street West - Monday, June 16, 1980
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1982 Historic photo from Monday, September 13, 1982 - Roy Thomson Hall auditorium on opening night - Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir in King Street WestRoy Thomson Hall auditorium on opening night - Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
42 years ago - King Street West - Monday, September 13, 1982
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1983 Historic photo from Thursday, March 24, 1983 - Exterior of Roy Thompson Hall amongst the building cranes in downtown Toronto in King Street WestExterior of Roy Thompson Hall amongst the building cranes in downtown Toronto
41 years ago - King Street West - Thursday, March 24, 1983
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)