Massey Hall, Toronto

Massey Hall, Toronto

The Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario is the venue where one can enjoy a variety of art forms, from classical music to jazz to world music to international dance troupe performances. Gifted to the city by the Massey family, this architectural beauty was designed by Sidney Badgley at a cost of $152,390.75. A host to more than 100 events annually, this Hall can seat up to 2,765 people in two balconies and a ground floor.

In 1894, the Hall had its debut concert featuring Handel's Messiah. Artists like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Mark Knopfler, Buddy Guy, Bob Marley, etc. have performed at this Hall which has mind-blowing acoustics. Neil Young, the famous Canadian song writer released a recording of his performance at this Hall called Live at Massey Hall in 1971. The same year, it became a site of National Historic importance in Canada. In 1975, it was designated as a "Heritage Property" by Toronto City Council under the Ontario Heritage Act. A pre-concert hors d'oeuvre can be enjoyed at the Hall's Victorian-style bar and lounge, Centuries. The walls of Centuries are adorned by all the artists who have performed at the Massey Hall.

The mission of the Corporation of Massey Hall, a non-profit charitable organization, is to stand as a pillar of support for development of talented Canadians, to provide a platform for showcasing international arts and to make the city operationally self-sufficient.
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Sight Name: Massey Hall
Sight Location: Toronto, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Toronto's Historic Walking Tour  

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Downtown Nightlife Part 1

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Toronto Islands Self-guided Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
City Orientation Walk II

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Cabbagetown Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 km

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