Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
The Sony Centre, Canada’s largest soft seat theatre. The Sony Centre opened as the O’Keefe Centre on October 1, 1960, and has played host to a tremendous variety of international attractions and stars. The theatre, designated a historical site by the City of Toronto, recently underwent extensive renovations that restored the elegance and grandeur of the original O’Keefe Centre. Iconic features such as the theatre’s marquee canopy and York Wilson’s lobby mural “The Seven Lively Arts” were preserved. Restoration of the wood, brass and marble that were hallmarks of the original facility were undertaken, along with audience seating and flooring upgrades, new washrooms, and re-configured lobby spaces.