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Toronto's Illusionarium Has Officially Opened & Here's A First Look At The Magic (PHOTOS)

Explore four different eras of magic and a new secret chamber! ✨

Toronto Senior Staff Writer

Prepare to be amazed because Illusionarium is finally making its world premiere in Toronto today, and you can take a trip into the realm of magic.

The immersive exhibit was supposed to open back in December 2020 but was postponed due to lockdowns, and now it's finally welcoming guests as of July 29, 2021.

Created by illusionist Jamie Allan and produced by the same people behind the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition, the attraction will whisk you away to different eras where you'll see live magicians, mind-boggling tricks, life-size holograms and more.

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The event has transformed the former Toronto Star printing press warehouse into a 300,000 square-foot world of wonder. Dark passages lined with authentic posters and props of famous magicians lead from room to room, taking you through over a century of intrigue and illusion.

You and your Magic Circle, meaning the group of wizards you live with, will be guided through the labyrinth of wonder where you'll enjoy the spectacles from your own private circles.

There are four main rooms to explore, and each one represents a different era of magic.

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First, you'll arrive in 19th century Paris, where you'll visit the Palais Royale and even meet Harry Houdini (okay, not the real Houdini, but at least an illusion of him).

The next stop is The Egyptian Hall, which will sweep you back to the very earliest venue built for magic. Here, a live magician will perform all sorts of tricks and spectacles like levitations and vanishings.

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In the On-Air Studios room, you'll be able to do some magic of your own. The iconic duo Penn & Teller will guide you through a card trick from the big screen, and you might just be putting on a top hat and calling yourself an illusionist by the end.

The final room will take you into the future where you'll witness feats and tricks made possible by technology. Bright lights, laser beams, and immersive soundscapes will surround you here.

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Since magic is all about the art of surprise, the Illusionarium has added a top-secret room for guests to visit.

Of course, the contents of this room cannot be revealed, but what you'll witness will have you on the edge of your seat.

Tickets are available on the website until the end of August, but there is a possibility that the event will be extended. Don't forget to wear a mask when visiting this attraction.


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Price: $90 + per couple

When: Opens July 29, 2021

Address: 1 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Step into a world of magic at the world premiere of this immersive Illusionarium.


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

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