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“Although free, not much substance”

Canadian Broadcasting Centre
Ranked #125 of 529 things to do in Toronto
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Broadcasting Centre's CBC Museum is open and free to go into Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. There is no need to pre-book your visit. Also available to view is the Yvan Harris Gallery which is an open space below the escalators in the Front Street lobby of the Toronto Broadcasting Center.
Reviewed 19 March 2014

The museum is entertaining if you are a sound engineer or a foley artist. If I'm not mistaken, the CBC also does television. Apart from a couple of "token" dedications to some TV shows, and unless I missed a section of the museum, there is relatively little dedicated to the video portion of TV.

Thank LWile
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

This was a lot of fun. The guys are just as handsome and entertaining in person as they are presented on tv.

Simply submit a request for tickets on their page on the CBC website. The staff of the Audience Services Team are great.

Ladies, wear something bright on top and comfy shoes because there's a little standing before taping.


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Toronto Dominion Parking 100 Wellington (between Bay and York) - parked for $5 or $6 on a holiday - probably a 5 or 10 minute walk to CMC if you're a walker

Impark Parking - 65 Navy Wharf Ct (between Bremner & Blue Jays Way - near stadium) - parked for @ $6 on a weekday - about a 15 minute walk to CBC if you're a walker

4  Thank ChicagoMariposa
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Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

Went to a free taping of the Rick Mercer Report (all shows are free, just book your tickets in advance). While waiting took a tour of the CBc museum and was impressed by the quality and quantity of materials.
It was a trip down memory lane and definitely a great time!

2  Thank MrHearsay
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

The CBC building is very beautiful, and it has a small museum that's available for free. The museum focused on news, broadcasting technology, and some of the more popular shows on the network.

Not living in Canada and never having watched the CBC, this museum was not particularly relevant to me. I was amused by the Sesame Street clone called Sesame Park.

I still think the museum was worth a quick visit, but it's much better suited to someone who has actually watched the CBC network.

1  Thank radx4
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

The Doors Open Tours lets you see inside the CBC broadcast centre. The Museum has many souvenirs of Canada's television beginnings. The Doors Open Tours are the best for seeing the working parts of the facility. It is part of our history and worth seeing!

Thank Richard F
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