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Massey Hall

178 Victoria St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1T7, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
+1 416 872 4255
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Ranked #32 of 322 Attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Traveler Description: Opened in the 1890's, Massey Hall is a grand old concert hall that has hosted countless concerts from virtually all musical genres.  With over 2,700... more »
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Ancaster, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Massey Hall is one of the best venues for a live concert. Boz Scaggs and his band were simply amazing. The sound systems was, as always, brilliant. The performance was A1.

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Orillia, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

it is an old theater scary if there was a fire seating is uncomfortable at best unless your in the first few rows you will have difficulty hearing especially stand up comedy ...sorry but it has got to be replaced

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Oshawa, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
38 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Still has a great feel after all these years. First attended a concert here in the early 80's to see Roy Orbison and back once again last night for Chris Isaak. Great acoustics and still has that intimate feel.

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Chamblee, Georgia, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went to the Tori Amos show "Unrepentent Geraldines" in this wonderful old concert hall. She puts on an amazing athletic (playing 2 instruments simultaneously while straddling the piano bench and singing) show, and is an exceptionally talented musician and singer. Her actual performance lasted a solid two hours, after an hour of the warm up group and a break.... More

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Rochester,NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Sat in the 3rd row balcony. Turn of the century wooden seats. Very little legroom and after a few hours it became VERY uncomfortable to sit through a performance I paid $90+/ticket for. Very pretty location, however. I found the acoustics to be less than stellar, although I may blame this on Tori's audio crew.

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Toronto
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great theatre, great sound. I've seen many bands over the years and Massey Hall is a wonderful old venue, located downtown across from the Eaton Centre. Lots of restaurants nearby and parking in the church parking lot is reasonable (Jarvis & Shuter). Best price would be take the subway to Queen station or get off at Dundas and walk down... More

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Bowmanville, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Saw the Great Lake Swimmers Tuesday the 8th, last minute decision meant the seats were waaaaay up in the right gallery, not the greatest view, but we were allowed to upgrade our seats and really enjoyed the show. The staff here are very accommodating and they also are polite even when enforcing rules e.g. the band was filming a video... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went to see Maxwell perform, of course he was amazing, as he is ALWAYS each and every time I see him perform.. The venue was nice, vintage and intimate, just the way I like it...There wasn't a bad seat in the house....

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I love that massey hall is an intimate setting, but they should have an ATM machine if they do not accept debit. It was inconvenient that we had to leave the building and get a stamp to go across the street to get money and come back. Make sure you have cash with you.

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Rescue, Ca.
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I re-visited this great concert hall last summer. It hasn't changed much over the years. I would think as an artist one would feel priviledged to perform here. I saw a double header rock show here back in the late 70s (UFO and REO Speedwagon). The sound was amazing. Much better than anything you would get in an arena or... More

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