Massey Hall, Toronto

Massey Hall, Toronto

The Massey Hall in Toronto is the venue where one can enjoy a variety of art forms, from classical music to jazz to international dance troupes. 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, the Hall can seat up to 2,765 people in two balconies and a ground floor.

In 1894, the venue had its debut concert, featuring Handel's Messiah. Artists like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Mark Knopfler, Buddy Guy, Bob Marley, etc. have performed at the Hall, known for its mind-blowing acoustics. Neil Young, the famous Canadian song writer released a recording of his “Live at Massey Hall” performance in 1971. That same year, the Hall 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, called Centuries. The walls of Centuries hold memories of all the artists who have played the Massey.

The Corporation of Massey Hall, a non-profit charitable organization, stands as a pillar of support for the development of talented Canadians, with a mission to provide platform for showcasing international arts.
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Sight Name: Massey Hall
Sight Location: Toronto, Canada (See walking tours in Toronto)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
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Travel Distance: 0.8 Km or 0.5 Miles

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