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Massey Hall

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Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Address: 178 Victoria St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1T7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416 872 4255
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I was at Massey Hall with my brother-in-law to see Colin James in concert. Massey Hall is arguably the best musical venue in the GTA and has been since it opened in 1894. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was at Massey Hall with my brother-in-law to see Colin James in concert. Massey Hall is arguably the best musical venue in the GTA and has been since it opened in 1894. The acoustics are outstanding. Our seats were on the floor level in about the 10th row but to the extreme left (we could not see the keyboard... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Massey Hall is as other reviews state "cramped and very small", but it is a historical venue. Could it do with an update? Definitely, it needs to be restored. I was in the upper most balcony and enjoyed the "Sam Robert Band". I would definitely go again.

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canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Went here with my wife to see Billy Idol. We paid a lot of money for front row tickets from a 3rd party. My wife had not long been out of hospital so needed to sit throughout which should have been fine. This was not the case, a bouncer stood right in front blocking her view from the whole show... More 

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Thornhill, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

There is something about so many young vibrant voices in beautiful harmony and coordination. I don't believe the sound was amplified, just pure voice. The conductors were all just magnificent. It truly is a wonderful art to put all those voices together. The performance was about 2.5 - 3 hours long but worth listening every minute. The sounds were great.... More 

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Ontario
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I travelled to Toronto to attend a Cat Stevens show at Massey Hall. As mentioned in many previous reviews, the seating at the upper levels is cramped, small and very uncomfortable. The aucoustics were poor and it was difficult to hear the words of the songs. This is very important as Cat's words are so powerful. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited this theater, in November 2014, to attend the Gordon Lightfoot concert at Massey Hall. We purchased tickets for seats, in the Gallery section, of the theater. It was good we had the option to buy tickets at the theater because we avoided paying service fees. Though the tickets were reasonably priced, the seating was terrible.... More 

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SCHENECTADY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Was here for a concert and have enjoyed the intimacy of the theater. Bathrooms downstairs along with the centuries club for a drink before the show. Very reasonably priced for a concert venue. Only drawback the seats are a little narrow but the show overshadowed any of that.

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Coldwater, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great place to see a concert! Up close and personal with stage, sound was great. Stairs for washrooms and bar.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

After all these years, Massey Hall remains one of Toronto's jewels. There is not a bad seat in the house. The place resonates with the sounds of so many talented artists that have taken the stage. There is a warm, intimate feeling about Massey Hall that brings you close to the performer that makes every concert memorable.

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Massey Hall is such a special place. Small enough o feel close no matter where you sit, with great history and a sense nostalgia. The staff are helpful and courteous, and really exemplify the a great experience!

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