Thomson Hall is a concert hall in
Toronto, Canada. It is the home of
the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and
the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Opened
in 1982 and renovated in 2002, its
circular architectural design exhibits
a sloping and curvilinear glass exterior.
It was designed by Canadian architects
Arthur Erickson and Mather and Haldenby.
The hall seats 2,630 and features
an impressive pipe organ built by
Canadian organ builders Gabriel Kney
of London, Ontario. Formerly known
as New Massey Hall, it is named after
the late Roy Thomson, first Lord Thomson
of Fleet and founder of the publishing
empire Thomson Corporation. The concert
hall was used in scenes of the film
X-Men. The hall is also one of the
main venues used by the Toronto International
Film Festival, with many gala screenings
held there each year.