Olde Walkerville Theatre

1564 Wyandotte Street East,
Windsor, ON N9A 3L2

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm

it played up in the 1930’s has having the best sound.“DAVID COPPERFIELD” played at the Tivoli.

kazmir on April 14, 2010 at 11:00 pm

why hasn’t someone noted that my grandfather owned the tivoli, electronic bingo, his four daughters were the successors… then had to sell b/c of immigration laws… two went to move to the states, two stayed in canada.
at the time, you couldn’t have 50% ownership from americans….

kazmir on April 14, 2010 at 10:57 pm

My grandfather owned this place for sometime under malach games, he also owned malach roofing… i spend alot of time, playing around in this theatre and eating free hotdogs, from the nice man at the front
confectionary, that i’m sure is passed, as i’m 36, and when i was a child looking in amazement at this place, was probably only 7 or 8…. would love some feedback at

GeekInDenial on June 28, 2009 at 8:32 am

I grew up a stones throw away from the Tivoli Threatre in the 70’s. I was doing some yardage research for Dominion golf course and stumbled upon an old score card on the Dominion Golf Course web site that had an advertisement for the Tivoli Theatre.
http://dominiongolf.com/gallery-history.html See the scorecard link. The Tivoli Theatre advertisement has a phone number of 4-1501. Since the green fees at Dominion golf course was 85 cents for 18 holes, it would suggest that the score card is from the very early 1930’s. Dominion Golf course was built in 1929.

CSWalczak on June 10, 2008 at 8:11 am

The links to the 1947 pictures of the Tivoli in Windsor are no longer working, but the pictures can be seen by going to the Images database on the Ontario Archives website at:

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and entering ‘Tivoli Windsor’ in the search window.

CSWalczak on June 9, 2008 at 9:40 am

Pictures of the Tivoli from 1947:
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Brian Morton
Brian Morton on May 25, 2008 at 12:03 am

Some amazing recent (Nov 2007) pictures of the theatre are here..

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Looks in far better shape then I would have thought…

If only I had the $550,000…

walkervilletheatre on June 5, 2007 at 2:48 am

I’m not sure if anyone checks this page but just in case I wanted to let people know that I"m part of a collective working to reopen the Walkerville Theatre as an arts/culture centre. It will be a place for local artists to showcase their talents. As well it will be a space for cultural activities. I can’t wait to have the Aboriginal women’s drum group participate in our opening gala :D

If you would like more information as to the progress in getting the doors open once again send me an email at

andrewb on August 2, 2005 at 10:39 pm

Please drop me an email at From here I will be able to provide you with the required contact information.

EJR on August 2, 2005 at 12:27 pm

How do I get in contact with the new management here? I am the director of a local dance theatre who is looking for a new performing center and we have performed here before but when it was under the ownership of Jim Shoban. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

andrewb on December 8, 2004 at 5:07 pm

Not at the moment Robert. I mean live entertainment (theater) but the theater has been updated and there are many new features that will allow it to be used for numerous events. Schdueling is currently going on and there should be events going on in the very near future.

RobertR on December 6, 2004 at 6:22 pm


Do they run any movies here?

andrewb on December 6, 2004 at 6:20 pm

The Tivoli is NO LONGER a gay nightclub called Life. As of December 2004 it is a full funtional, renovated extertainment complex. You should see it, it’s beautiful.

unknown on October 31, 2003 at 2:03 am

The building looks the same as it did in 1920. There was never any exteior modernization to the Art Deco style…