Princess Theatre
Princess Theatre
Type Theatre
Location Toronto

The Princess Theatre was Toronto's first "first-class legitimate" playhouse. It opened in 1890 as the Academy of Music and was the first building in Toronto to be fully electrified.

Dr. Julia Ogden tells William Murdoch that she had been enduring an awful comedy at the Princess Theatre on the night Ida Winston's body was discovered in Elementary, My Dear Murdoch.

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  • Toronto now has a Princess of Wales Theatre at 300 King Street West. The original Princess Theatre once stood three blocks to the east. It was destroyed by fire on May 7, 1915. It was rebuilt in 1917 and operated until 1930. It was finally demolished in 1931.


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