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Why Study Theatre In Toronto?

Toronto is a city with easy access to a diverse arts scene and arts professionals. In fact, Toronto is:

  • A major performing arts centre, with more than 90 theatres and dozens of theatre companies, 50 ballet & dance companies, 6 opera companies, 2 symphony orchestras, about 150 pieces of public art, and numerous arts festivals
  • A top destination for pre-Broadway runs of new shows
  • The world's third-largest English-language theatre community, behind only New York City and London
  • North America’s third-largest in film and television production, dubbed Hollywood North
  • Home to key offices of ACTRA, National Film Board, Canadian Actor’s Equity Association, Directors Guild of Canada, Playwrights Guild, SOCAN, Pinewood Toronto Studios (Canada's largest film and television production complex), not to mention a high concentration of casting and talent agencies
  • The site of the Toronto International Film Festival, consistently ranked #3 among film festivals in the world, topped only by Sundance and Cannes

Toronto is considered:

  • among the world’s most livable cities (PriceWaterHouseCoopers)
  • the safest large metropolitan area in North America (Places Rated Almanac)
  • the third-largest public transportation system in North America
  • a foodie’s paradise, with 8,000 restaurants
  • the world’s most multicultural city (United Nations Development Program)
  • the second-best city in the world for business, life and innovation / “Cities of Opportunity” (PriceWaterHouseCoopers)

and it’s located in Canada, the world’s friendliest country (Forbes) and the Country with the Best Reputation in the World (Reputation Institute, 2011 Country Rep Track)

Annex Neighbourhood

The Randolph College is located on the southwest border of Toronto’s Annex Neighborhood. Close to the University of Toronto, the Annex features tree-lined, residential streets featuring Victorian and Edwardian homes. The Annex is densely populated and has a thriving cultural scene, with arts venues, music clubs, and cinemas, plus a fitness centre, retail stores and restaurants catering to post-secondary students. The area is easily accessible by public transportation, serviced by Bathurst Street station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line as well as the 511 streetcar line and multiple bus routes.



Toronto is home to three universities, a degree-granting college of art and design, and four colleges of applied arts and technology as well as many private post-secondary institutions. As a result, student housing in Toronto is in very high demand and costs vary.

While the Randolph College does not offer a residence building on site, our  Director of Student Services assists accepted students with researching housing options. A list of recommended residences is available from the Admissions Department upon acceptance to the college program. Accepted students can also contact the Randolph College’s Director of Student Services directly for more information.

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