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Walter Hall Toronto


Walter Hall

Named for Arnold Walter, Dean of the Faculty of Music from 1952 to 1968, Walter Hall was designed for chamber and solo recitals as well as lectures and has come to be recognized as one of Toronto’s finest small auditoriums. The Hall seats 490 and contains a two-manual tracker-action Casavant organ and two grand pianos.

The Space

Seating Capacity:

496 fixed seats

Stage: (fixed)  


width: 10m

depth: 7.30m

free height: 5.50m

Stage Floor:

height from audience floor to stage floor: N/A

material: hardwood

Wing Space:

S/ R – from C/L: 11m

S/L – from C/L: 1lm

Front Apron:


Stage Drapes:


Dressing Rooms:

one – 3.10×4.60m – equipped with washroom

Loading Area:


located at the north end and front entrance of building.

Loading is available through stairs or elevator.

Loading door: 2.50×2.50m


2 Steinway Concert Da Grands

Extra charge of $120. for use of second piano.

Intercom System:

3 stations headset Showcom Mk. II


staff and students, non-union


Limited availabilty. Please inquire.



Dimmable house lighting, controlled from the booth at the rear of the auditorium.

Control System:Strand Century 6 dimmers @3.60kW

Available Lamps: 6 – 6xl2 Lekos, 750w fixed focus

Power Source: located in the lighting booth.

Other available equipment:



Lectern with stereo equipment and attached podium mic.

25 music stands (Manhasset #48)

1- Casavant tracker organ, 28 stop (please call for authorization)

2 adjustable piano benches

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