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“What a venue to enjoy a show, though a bit tight!”
Review of Massey Hall

Massey Hall
Ranked #70 of 521 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Massey Hall is a grand venue to enjoy a music or comedy show. I had the pleasure of enjoying a Craig Ferguson show. The architecture, the sight lines and sounds are splendid at this great old building. The location of Massey, right near the Eaton Centre in the heart of downtown allows the patron to enjoy shopping, sightseeing and dining all close by to Massey Hall. The seats at Massey could be a little more comfortable, they are tight! You do feel a bit cramped. The washrooms are incredible, the attention to detail in the tiling is amazing. This type of building would not be built today, the price tag would be too high. You feel the history in Massey Hall, the nostalgia. You are now a part of Toronto history by walking in here. The bar downstairs is littered in playbills and souvenirs. Just cool!! If you ever find an event that is available to see at Massey Hall, I would strongly recommend that you go and be a part of Toronto history. Go to Massey Hall !

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Reviewed April 8, 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. If you have never been to Massey Hall, make sure that your seats are not blocked by a post/pillar. I bought tickets online to see Heart and when we arrived, we discovered the seats were behind a pillar and you could not see the stage. I went and complained to the person at the box office since there was NO mention of blocked view online. They agreed and gave us other seats.
My suggestion, if you are buying seats at Massey Hall, call the box office.and check the view before spending your money.
Also, be prepared to climb a lot of stairs. There is an elevator for seats in the orchestra.

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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.

Thank Karen C
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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 street there is a small diner with a washroom and beverages for sale, including bottles of water. During an intermission, Massey Hall's washrooms and beverage hall is nothing short of chaotic. Head right across the street, have a wee, grab a bottle of water/coke, and come on back.

2  Thank Wakky_J
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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. Yes, the seats are old and not the most comfortable. The quarters are close (not much different from being on a plane), so it's perhaps a good idea not to have garlic for dinner. We had fourth row center seats, so we could hear fine...we could see fine and everything was just as it should be! Massey Hall is a historic gem!

Thank Janice W
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