The Royal Alexandra Theatre is located at 260 King St W in Toronto’s Entertainment District. The beautiful theatre has had over 4,000 shows performed on its stage for over the century. Along with being Canada’s first air-conditioned playhouse, the Royal Alex was also one of North America’s first “fireproof” theatres.
In the early 1960s, visionary Ed Mirvish saved the historic venue from demolition. In doing so, he started rejuvenating what we know today as the Entertainment District.
Then and Now
- Photo: Denise Marie for TorontoJourney416
- Vintage Photo: Toronto Public Library