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Second City
51 Mercer St., Toronto, ON M5G 9G9
Telephone: 416.343.0011

District: South (former City of Toronto and East York)

Architect and year:
Unknown, 1856/1957
Subsequent architect(s)/ consultant(s):

Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Last admittance to building: 4PM
Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Last admittance to building: 4PM

Built in 1957, 51 Mercer Street is a modern factory building that has served many functions including an elastics factory, television studio, and is now a comedy theatre. The building is currently owned by the Bitove Group (along with the neighbouring 99 Blue Jays Way, which now houses Gretzky’s Restaurant, with the original bricks and mortal dating back to 1856.) The theatre has been built with aluminum, steel, concrete, brick and gyprock.

Event information:
The Second City Toronto is a landmark cultural attraction with a celebrated history of launching the careers of Canada’s finest comedic actors. Through artifacts, photos, video and candid stories told by our alumni, we’ll tell the story of our 35-year comedic legacy in Toronto. This interactive museum includes tours facilitated by our actors, mini-performances and improvisation workshops for kids and adults.

Other information:
Two flights of stairs to get onto the balcony.

Photography permitted: Yes  tripod: YesFilming permitted: No   tripod: No

Getting there: Click here for map.

TTC (nearest station) St. Andrews Bus/streetcar: Spadina at King.

Visit their web site: (None available)

Accessibility: Partial   Washrooms: Yes   Parking: Paid   Highlights: New this year   


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