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Ground Floor, Please.

Because of the nature of its stacked design, The Elgin Theatre on the main floor and the Winter Garden Theatre on the top floor, access to the Winter Garden is via the grand staircase or the hand operated passenger elevator. Yes this is the real deal, grill door and all! And it works…I went for a ride 🙂

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Winter Garden theatre, Elgin Theatre, Toronto, elevator, vintage, operated, interior,

Winter Garden theatre, Elgin Theatre, Toronto, elevator, vintage, operated, interior,

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29 responses

  1. It’s a classy blast from the past.

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    February 27, 2013 at 7:39 am

  2. jimdenham107

    Wow, that would be fun…once! Beauty elevator though!

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    February 27, 2013 at 7:45 am

  3. Wow Edith, these are wonderful, especially the second one. It just feels like it’s drawing me right in!!

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    February 27, 2013 at 7:53 am

  4. Len

    There are not many of these elevators left Edith. Excellent images that show the beauty of the handiwork.

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    February 27, 2013 at 7:59 am

  5. Large beautiful elevator, very well captured… 🙂

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    February 27, 2013 at 8:00 am

  6. I really like cool old stuff like this. Thanks for sharing!

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    February 27, 2013 at 8:00 am

  7. How delightful! I’ve only ever seen these in photos and movies. And the fact that you got to ride in it? Makes the photos that much better.

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    February 27, 2013 at 8:22 am

  8. Love these old elevators. Wish there were more of them still around.

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    February 27, 2013 at 9:02 am

  9. Wow that is nice, thanks Edith.

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    February 27, 2013 at 11:38 am

  10. These are neat. I’ve never been in one, I’m sure it feels like stepping into the past. Great job photographing them, Edith.

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    February 27, 2013 at 12:14 pm

  11. That takes me back to the lift in my father’s office building in London about 55 years ago – the lift there was just like this with hand operated grille door but this definitely more ornate. Great shot Edith

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    February 27, 2013 at 1:06 pm

  12. wow! Really chic! 🙂

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    February 27, 2013 at 5:39 pm

  13. Edith, I just looked through your previous posts, I have missed a lot. Love the stage image with the dreamy, painterly look. The elevators look so ornate!

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    February 28, 2013 at 7:49 am

  14. You just have to love links like this to our past! Great post!!

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    February 28, 2013 at 2:40 pm

  15. I do like the fisheye lens/effect here 🙂

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    February 28, 2013 at 6:51 pm

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