Massey Hall

Massey Hall in Downtown Toronto is an official heritage building that continues to host popular entertainers and shows

Massey Hall at night
Massey Hall at night cc licensed photo by Danielle Scott

Massey Hall is a beautiful, historic 2752 seat concert hall in the heart of Toronto that is also a designated heritage building under the Ontario Heritage Act. The Hall was home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as well as the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir prior to the opening of the Roy Thomson Hall in 1982.

Massey Hall was built in 1894 for a cost of just over $150,000. At that time it seated up to 3500 guests, however renovations during the 1940s reduced the capacity to the current 2752. The hall has had many famous dignitaries pass through its doors over the years and it has hosted performances by many famous artists.

Massey Hall continues to be a popular venue for many concerts and shows. For additional information about Massey Hall and upcoming concerts and events see the official website link above.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes; Massey Hall Box Office hours are from 12pm to showtime on days when performances are being held. You can view a seating chart and order tickets online from the official website above or phone the Box Office at 416-872-4255.

Open Now: No

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Address: 178 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 1T7, Canada

Phone: (416) 872-4255

Official Website: Massey Hall

Directions

TTC Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Yonge-University-Spadina Queen Station4 Minutes

How to get to Massey Hall by TTC Subway

No buses needed. From Queen Station walk 1 block north on Yonge Street then 2 short blocks west on Shuter Street. Massey Hall is at the southwest corner of Shuter and Victoria.

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Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5

3 Star Rating The sound was great and the atmosphere was nice and classic. But the seats off to the side allow only a view of half the stage, if that. The seats are also wooden and extremely close together on the top tier. Anyone taller or thicker in the hips are not going to be comfortable in these seats.

Cassie L - 15 hours ago

4 Star Rating Acoustics are still incredible. In need of renovations. Great place to hear music. Upper level seats are uncomfortable. All in all a great experience. Staff are very friendly and the box office if very efficient.

Cam Simone - 6 days ago

4 Star Rating Gorgeous older venue in the downtown - the acoustics are good but the cheap seats in the upper rows are the single most uncomfortable thing I've ever sat in! They must be vintage because they're super narrow with very little knee room and the aisles are jam packed, last time I caught a show here I had to scoot out to stretch my legs because I couldn't handle sitting down that squished any longer, so beware to the long limbed!

Elizabeth Willatt - 19 days ago

4 Star Rating 5 stars for the venue, it's a classic, and I hate to lower my review but current trends indicate it's a venue in crisis in tone, execution and identity. First, the current drinks menu is beyond terrible. Ace Hill is the new beer sponsor. Ick. Worse, the security / management teams implemented a terrible system whereby they don't allow fans to move to the stage without a wristband -- late show gathering around the stage is a recent tradition that most of us loved, it is now gone. It's all in the name of 'fire codes' but it's not consistent. Some bands insist they allow this celebration and it happens. It seems more to be all about selling and retaining privilege for certain guests. It is not an accident this came into effect around the same time they started doing exclusive seat sales with American Express. I was very sad about the upcoming closure for renovations, this used to be one of my favourite venues, but, now, I am looking forward to the off-time so they can hopefully get their act together and restore this venue back to its former glory and back to a people's venue. To be clear, even with all these quibbles, I love the space itself, booking staff are incredible, the front-of-house staff is incredible (excluding security), but there is definitely a 'wrong direction' vibe I feel and it should be noted.

Jeff Kilpatrick - 24 days ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful venue with incredible acoustics. If you ever have an opportunity to see a band/performance here you won't be disappointed. Even with the obstructed views I'm never that disappointed!

Claudia Aldecoa - 27 days ago

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