Maps & Directions
Visitors arriving by rail can walk to the Princess of Wales, Royal Alexandra and Ed Mirvish theatres from Union Station.
For the Royal Alexandra and Princess of Wales, it's a ten-minute walk west along Front St. to Simcoe, and north on Simcoe to King; or you can take the subway from Union Station (on the University line) one stop to the St. Andrew Subway Station.
For the Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly the Canon), exit Union Station and walk to Yonge Street, one block east. It's then just a 15-minute walk up Yonge to the theatre. You can also catch the subway (Yonge line) at Union Station and ride to Dundas, three stops away.
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All the theatres are easily reached by subway and streetcar. The Royal Alexandra and the Princess of Wales are just a few steps west of the St. Andrew Subway Station (at the intersection of King Street and University Avenue), and the King Street streetcars stop in front of both buildings.
The Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly the Canon) is just south of the Dundas Subway stop, on the Yonge Street line. It is also just a short walk north of the Queen stop.
The Panasonic Theatre is midway between the Bloor/Yonge and Wellesley subway stations.
HOW TO GET THERE
If you are arriving by car from out of town, the Princess of Wales and the Royal Alexandra are just north of the Gardiner Expressway (the QEW, to and from Hamilton, Niagara and Buffalo). For the Princess of Wales and Royal Alexandra, exit the Gardiner at Spadina and turn right (east) at the second traffic light, on King Street.
To reach the Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly the Canon) from the Gardiner Expressway, exit at either Yonge Street or Bay Street and drive north. From Bay Street, turn right (east) on Dundas for two blocks, and right (south) on Victoria Street to arrive at The Canon Theatre Box Office, 244 Victoria Street.
The Panasonic Theatre, at 651 Yonge St., is 5 minutes, by car, north of the Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly the Canon).
If you are driving into Toronto via Highway 401 (the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway), the Gardiner Expressway is linked to the 401 to the east by the Don Valley Parkway (Highway 404) and to the west by Highway 427.
WHERE TO PARK
For those arriving by car at the Royal Alexandra and Princess of Wales, there are four levels of parking located beneath the Princess of Wales, with an entrance ramp off John Street. An elevator takes you from the parking garage to the theatre entrance on King Street West. Please note: there are no left turns allowed off King St. West during rush hours; if you are coming to the Princess of Wales Theatre, eastbound on King St. West, you may have to go around the block to reach the John St. entrance to the parking garage.
There are many surface parking lots within an easy walk of both The Royal Alexandra and the Princess of Wales. There are two on John Street, behind the theatre, and one off King Street, a block west, at King and Peter). Indoor parking is also available at the Hyatt-Regency Toronto, on King St., one block west of the Princess of Wales.
For the Panasonic Theatre, there are municipally owned parking lots just east of Yonge on both Charles (indoor) and Isabella (outdoor) streets and a privately-owned lot just west of Yonge, off Charles Street (indoor).