Monday, November 25, 2019

Royal Alexandra Theatre

Andy | Monday, November 25, 2019 | Best Blogger Tips
Toronto's historic Royal Alexandra Theatre, one of the oldest and most famous legitimate theatres in North America. By 1963, the theatre was threatened with demolition. Businessman Ed Mirvish bought the building and saved it from the wrecking ball. At a cost of $2.5 million he immediately he set about restoring the theatre.

15 comments:

  1. It would have been terrible to lose this beautiful building.

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  2. Where would this city be without Honest Ed having been here!?

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  3. Bless Ed for doing that. What a shame it would have been to lose this wonderful old building.

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  4. What a beautiful and impressive building. Glad it was bought and restored.

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  5. She is a wonderful old theater Andy and i'm glad that it was restored... the Royal Alex is the oldest continuously operating legitimate theater in North America....peter....

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  6. It's beautiful - good that it's being restored, we need more people like that.

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  7. Good for Ed Mirvish. He saved a beautiful building important to the cultural history of the area.

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  8. Glad it is still there, those urges to demolish old buildings is frightening nowadays...

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