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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 #37 of 296 attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We went to the Buddy Guy show on April 4, 2014. It was the first time that we saw Buddy Guy in concert. The show was excellent but too short...only 1 3/4 hrs and there was NO encore i.e. very disappointing. We sat in the last row of upper balcony - row J seats 52 and 53. View was excellent.... More

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Windsor Ontario
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Very nice concert venue, the upper balcony has a lot of stairs and wood chairs so could be somewhat uncomfortable, but the venue in small, we went to see Randy Bachman who was Meh? but its the first time in Massey Hall and I would love to see a good act there. accessiblity is limited for people with mobility problems.

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Oakville, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great sound. Great stage. The seats are very old and my particular one had an issue with a couple of springs that made the seat uncomfortable. But ignoring the seat, it was a wonderful venue. Saw Randy Bachman, front row center. Nothing to complain about, for sure. Very good show. Quick tip for all you out there. Right across the... More

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Englehart, Ontario, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

What can one say about Massey Hall that hasn't already been said? Even the negatives are positives in this wonderful old theater that practically overflows with all the charm and wonder of the past and the people who have performed there. We were there on January 15th to see comedian, Ron White and he definitely delivered, as did the venue.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Bought tickets late so not much of a choice and got the very last row at the top. It was advertised as 'partially obstructed' but we didn't have a choice so gave it a go. Not worth it - couldn't see or hear. the comedian stood right of centre and we had to stand to see! The 'obstruction' was at... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My husband and I watched a comedy show hosted by Jeremy Hotz on New Years Eve. The show itself was fantastic...great Canadian talent! We had perfect seats on the main level, near the aisle (wanted easy access to leave for washroom/drink breaks). The acoustics were exactly what you would want. The theatre is beautiful and the architecture is stunning! Sure,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I have seen two concerts at Massey Hall, Noel Gallagher and Flight of Conchords, the acoustics were excellent for both, the sightlines are good from throughout the venue. You feel like you are transported back in time when your are in this historic building. Be sure to grab a beer in the basement bar before the show, lots of cool... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Everything! Took my mother to a concert. We were last minute ticket buyer and couldn't get seats together. I was a bit concerned at first as she was on the opposite side of the hall but we had a great time and met in the lobby after the show.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Don't get me wrong, the sound in this venue is great. But the seats are literally from 1902 and so small you have no option but to knee the person in front of you. I'm shocked that this place hasn't upgraded these seats and continues to cram people into micro wooden seats from 1902.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

It is The Grand Old Lady of Shuter Street and it is hard to believe that it is still running! I think that Roy Thompson Hall was built to replace Massey Hall but much like Lincoln Park never closed Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, both of these venues are well used in Toronto. I would recommend seeing a concert in Massey... More

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