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Massey Hall

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Address: 178 Victoria St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1T7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416 872 4255
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Even the worst seat in the house is a good seat. Sound is always great. The architecture is incredible. There are some flaws in the place but only the kind that part of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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t.o.
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even the worst seat in the house is a good seat. Sound is always great. The architecture is incredible. There are some flaws in the place but only the kind that part of the character of the place and wouldn't have it any other way. ie: bar and washrooms so far away for the cheap seats, narrow corridors for entrance... More 

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Thank TODyermaker
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Massey Hall! Yes the seats are really small but everything else is perfect! I've seen multiple comedy shows here including Robin Williams (that one I'll never forget) The place can't be beat for its intimate setting and great acoustics. I look forward to seeing many more artists here.

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Thank Rob C
Etobicoke
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138 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This is the third year we went to the New Year's Eve show. The acoustics in the Hall are great. This is an old building that could use a paint job. The architecture in the building is great. Depending on where you are sitting you better be in shape. Climbing all the stars to the upper balcony can leave you... More 

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Thank Bruno Z
Toronto, Canada
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76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Every year, the St Michael's Choir School hosts one of the most entertaining and solid Christmas concert performances in the city. As a former chorister, I'm slightly biased towards them but I brought my fiancee to the concert for the first time. Being their 50th anniversary of Christmas concerts meant there was an added oomph. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The... More 

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Thank Alvin C
Newcastle
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Wow what a fantastic show!! I'd never been before and learned the revue started in the 1987. These musicians were so incredibly talented. I'm pretty sure we didn't stop moving the entire program. Our balcony seats were perfect and I don't think anything could sound bad inside Massey Hall.

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Thank SBishop18
Toronto
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43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I've been to many concerts and comedy shows at Massey Hall. You can't deny the history and spectacular acoustics of Massey Hall. Despite the very uncomfortable seating and the odd pillar blocking the view, you will enjoy the intimacy of the performance. A side note: Massey Hall is going under renovations for the next few years. However, it'll remain open... More 

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Thank Cashmere773
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Having been to Massey Hall to see such dozens of luminaries such as Ella, James Brown, Bobby McFerren, Tom Waits, Chris Botti, George Carlin... it was a blind singer and guitarist who was at the top of his game ( Light My Fire) by the name of José Feliciano who said, "I've played every major venue in the world and... More 

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Thank llpk2014
Toronto, Canada
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96 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We arrived early for Billy Connolly & had hoped to get a drink in the bar as we'd not seen each other for ages. VERY curtly told that "the doors don't open till 7pm". Came back at 7pm (well it was a few minutes after 7pm) and doors were still locked and the box office lady said in a disdainful... More 

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Thank Louise W
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Our view of the music performance on the stage was blocked by a column; also, we were freezing as the old-fashioned A/C was on, literally streaming a cold air onto our seats as if we were stuck in some kind of freezer. Otherwise, the acoustics was great!

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Thank Thomas V
Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We came here to see Billy Connolly. Older venue but nice acoustics. Cool architecture. The Staff were all very friendly and helpful. We had seats in the front row and they were pretty uncomfortable for a 2 hour show, but at least we had plenty of leg room. Massey Hall would be awesome if they did a renovation and replaced... More 

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