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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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I was way back in the right corner but managed to have a pretty decent view. It helps that it was a music show with little to no theatrics so didn't need to see as much as hear... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
lataw13
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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127 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was way back in the right corner but managed to have a pretty decent view. It helps that it was a music show with little to no theatrics so didn't need to see as much as hear but I like small quaint venues so I'm a fan!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the Ron Sexsmith and John Prine concert here. Great sound and a very cool venue. The bar in the basement has some very interesting old concert information. A blast from the past! My husband recently suffered an knee injury and had surgery to repair. I called the ticket office before the show and explained he was in a... More 

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Thank Alymcc4
Barrie
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Venue is very nice and sound is good however the security staff are unprofessional and lack common sense. Maybe it is the rules of the venue owners but surely somebody has a head on their shoulders. What should have been a great experience at $100 a ticket turned into a terrible experience multiple times by different staff attitudes. I walked... More 

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Cincinnati, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

I was lucky enough to see the Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary tour with Brian Wilson at the historic Massey Hall. The place was packed and I have no complaints about the venue.

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Thank Scott B
Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Went here to see Brian Wilson perform Pet Sounds. An amazing show. The staff here were very helpful. If you decide to come here for a show, try to avoid the gallery level. Way to many stairs. It's like climbing Mt. Everest. Try to avoid the post obstruction or 50% viewing seats.

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Thank thereverend21
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

came here to see Above & Beyond's Acoustic tour. simply amazing show and venue. if you sat at the top be prepared to walk a lot of stairs. you should check out the bar in the basement first, a nice social area before the show. washrooms are small upstairs, expect long lines .

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Thank Andrew M
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I've seen two concerts here. I sat right by the sound board the first time, and on an aisle seat on house right this past time. I feel like I got the full experience both times. Excellent acoustics from anywhere, great sight lines. Beautiful old building, comfortable seats. House staff is helpful, knowledgeable and courteous. It's not their fault that... More 

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Thank Richard J
Delhi, Ontario
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome venue for concerts. The building is super old and has great acoustics. There really isn't a bad seat in the house.

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ONTARIO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Great venue for sure will be back Not a bad seat in the house. Serves beers in couple different floors Only draw back washrooms in basement. As for Meatloaf ....well ... Some things best left unsaid

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Thank HPB3515
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Went here last Friday for the Jeff Healey 50th celebration. Some amazing performers came to pay tribute. This is a small intimate theater with excellent acoustics. Very nice basement bar with lots of memorabilia.

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