The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto has been open just over a decade. In an ongoing series, the Toronto Star looks at architectural showpieces realized during a boom in cultural projects in the city from that era. In addition to its role as a finely-tuned auditorium, the article praises the Four Seasons Centre for how it connects with its urban setting.
“With its marvel of a glass staircase, the building flickers to luminescent life at night, a beckoning beacon at a critical intersection that was intended to create what Diamond Schmitt Principal Gary McCluskie describes as a “social opportunity” for daytime and pre-show gathering,” the article states.
““The way the (Four Seasons’) auditorium is designed, you really feel enveloped by the audience,” Greta Hodgkinson, principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, says in the article. “The sound is non-paralleled. It’s absolutely the best quality you’re going to find in any opera house.”
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