You can find Paradise Theatre on the corner of Bloor St and Westmoreland Ave. The historic building functions as a multi-arts venue. Since its grand reopening in 2019, the theatre has continued to welcome locals. Screening films, hosting live performances, and intimate Candlelight concerts, Paradise Theatre offers Torontonians a unique cultural space.
Finding your way to the theatre is an easy task. It’s located between the accessible Dufferin Street and Ossington Street subway stations, as well as bus stops servicing Dufferin Street and Dovercourt Road. You can also find spaces at Green P parking (Carpark 84) directly behind the theatre.
Candlelight concerts at Paradise Theatre
Almost nothing compares to the golden, warm light the Candlelight series shines on the theatre. Candlelight invites everyone to listen to takes on some of their favourite music, from timeless composers to modern-day icons and more, while sitting bathed in the glow of hundreds of flickering candles. From Nina Simone’s legendary songs to Taylor Swift’s chart-topping hits, there’s something for every kind of music lover.
Facts, Curiosities, and Interesting Things About Paradise Theatre
1. Dinner and a show…and a drink?
Making the most of an evening out at Paradise is made easier by the presence of a popular bar and impressive restaurant. Located in the same stunning building, you can enjoy a pre-dinner, pre-show or post all of the above classic cocktail at Bar Baltimore. You should also try the food at Osteria Rialto, selected as one of Toronto Life’s Best New Restaurants of 2020.
2. A multi-purpose venue
A heritage-designated building, the theatre provides a one-of-a-kind setting for live music performances, rehearsals, film screenings, AGMs, conferences, corporate away-days, product launches, and so much more. Between leading audiovisual systems, the Balcony Bar, canape service, floral arrangements, food stations, moveable beverage carts, and an even longer list of event essentials, this venue is truly an planner’s paradise.
While you won’t feel to hard done by if you find yourself sitting on the ground floor at Paradise Theatre, the balcony is another level of luxury. CBC Arts described the seating area as feeling “like the sort
of fancy train car you’d flirt with Cary Grant inside (before he gets arrested on suspicion of murder
in a Hitchcock movie)”. Appreciate custom leather couch-style seats with zinc-topped side tables.
What else can you do at Paradise Theatre?
Keep an eye on the theatre’s calendar for upcoming events, such as a limited screening series or double-features. Paradise is a spectacular venue offering the public access to film, music, food, fun, and so much more! Plan your next exclusive birthday party or gala-style event here.
One of the best ways to appreciate some of Toronto’s finest venues is by attending an intimate Candlelight performance. Fortunately, as well as illumating Paradise Theatre, the enchanting concerts are also taking place at several other venues across the city.