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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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Great shows but sonetimes acoustics don't work as well as they should.

This grand hall has seen it all, but it all doesn't sound the same in the various reaches of the building. Recommendation: for verbal shows like comediams and dramas, insist on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This grand hall has seen it all, but it all doesn't sound the same in the various reaches of the building. Recommendation: for verbal shows like comediams and dramas, insist on a front seat. Jazz shows are best anywhere. Rock shows with overly over the top sounds are probably best enjoyed aronnd the fringes.

Thank Tripsteroid
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I have seen many fantastic concerts in this venue, but my spoken experiences (eg. Just For Laughs, musicians' patter) have been horrible, especially in the nosebleeds. I don't know why they keep doing JFL there. Also, too many visual obstructions. Bottom line: Don't buy the cheap seats!

Thank famdamily99
Ontario's Near North, Canada
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

My husband and I went to a concert here early September. The staff were very helpful in finding the seats. We chose to sit at the top of the concert hall as the seats down below were sold out, or there was only one available (none beside each other). We are both tall, so the seats at the top are... More 

Thank ashleybluesky
Madoc, Canada
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We went for the Queen It's kinda magic show. It was a fantastic performance! Had a fabulous time. Expected a bigger crowd (should try to fill seats even if at a discounted rate or free - just fill it up). Only complaint is a little musty smelling( I know it's old but).

Thank Maria S
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85 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

What a great place - love the architecture, and the atmosphere! Awesome location to see a concert. The sound quality was very good, and the size was great, not too big, so the views are great from anywhere!

Thank ferreilo
St. Catharines, Canada
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

If you have a chance to see a favorite band at this venue, you will not be let down! It's a fantastic old building with plenty of character and charm. There are a few small sections that are obstructed view so be mindful of your seat choice. Sound quality is outstanding. A perfect concert hall!

1 Thank SophHenTravels
Oakville, Canada
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82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Despite living near Toronto for a long time, I had never made it to Massy Hall until April. I loved it. The hall has some old charm. There's a bar in the basement and the seats are comfortable considering they're old. I really had a good time (seeing a local comedian)) but I knew what to expect by coming downtown... More 

Thank Carolynne A
Columbia, Missouri
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Massey Hall was closed and wasn't able to go inside. Didn't expect to be able to go inside as there was not a show, but we did get to take pictures.

Thank Teri W
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Massey Hall should give away their gallery tickets. After climbing 5 flights of stairs and recuperating from a nose bleed (j/k but seriously it was pretty far from the stage) We could not see the acts on the stage because of the support beams and back of other people heads. I felt duped pay $65 CAD for a show I... More 

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Williamsville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I saw my very first concert here a long time ago and it was amazing, The hall is so grande and I was in aww of all the detail. The floor seats are great from any seat as goes with the balcony seating. The only problem with the balcony seating is if you are tall(like me...5'8) you will be lacking... More 

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