Every major theatre city across North America and Europe has some sort of ticket booth that provides last minute discounts to those who want to see great performing arts at a cheaper price. The most famous is probably New York’s TKTS in Times Square and The Half Price Ticket Booth in London.
But did you known that Toronto has one as well? Originally named the 5 Star Ticket Booth, T.O.TIX, Toronto’s One-Stop Ticket Shop, has been around for 20 years or so. It’s original home was on the south-west corner of Yonge and Dundas in front of the Eaton Centre, then moved to various locations within the Eaton Centre itself and has now found its new permanent home on Yonge-Dundas Square – a stone’s throw away from where it originally started.
In addition to selling its inventory at the booth in-person, T.O.TIX offers sales online. It also offers full-price tickets to events. It’s also a Ticketmaster and Ticket King outlet meaning you can purchase any Ticketmaster event there and any show produced by Mirvish.
The booth is a great assest to the city and with the addition of online sales, it’s a perfect way to get cheap seats to some fantastic shows. Tickets range anywhere from $10 – $30 depending on the show.
There are also gift certificates available if you ever feel like giving the gift of the performing arts to that someone special.
T.O.TIX’s inventory changes daily and you can sign up to their e-bulletin here to find out what’s available for sale each day. You can also call their infoline at 416 536.6468 ext 40 for a recording of shows available at the booth.
So next time you’re looking for something interesting and not too expensive to do, check out T.O.TIX … you might discover something you never thought to try before.