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.

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 5Massey Hall Star Rating

4 Star Rating Amazing acoustics. Cool lounge. The only thing is the seats on the upper level have very limited leg room to the point that it's uncomfortable. Even painful. I've sat everywhere there is to sit at the venue. This was the only time it was an issue.

Storm Jeffers - 10 days ago

4 Star Rating This is a beautiful venue that obviously holds a lot of history. We were here seeing Lee Harvey Osmond and the Cowboy Junkies last night. The seats could use a bit of an upgrade. Not only are they very old and uncomfortable, but they also leave very limited leg room. The concert was fantastic and I appreciate the history of the venue, but a washroom on the 2nd or 3rd floor would be a great addition. Regardless it's a great place to see a concert and leaves you with a very up close and personal feeling.

Nicole Northrup-Stokes - 21 days ago

4 Star Rating Great venue! Went for the first time the other day and the show was great. Seats are a bit uncomfortable, but I heard they are renovating it. Hopefully they update those seats! Love the classic feel of the place. And all the staff are great. Very kind and informative. Can't wait to catch another show there!

margomarie1 - 23 days ago

5 Star Rating One of my favorite venues to hear live music. A big pain that all the washrooms are in the basement. It creates a log jam in the front hallway. I did notice that there were signs in the washroom though talking about the renovations coming for 2020 which include bathrooms on every level. Other then that it was great.

Sarah Hamilton - 24 days ago

3 Star Rating Cool venue just the seats on the upper levels are way too close, badly any leg room. I'm 5 foot 10 inches and my knees were against the back of the seat in front of me. Luckily the people beside us moved over so I could have turned too the side for more room. We also had to jump over our own seeds in order to get into them since the rows were so tight there was no way we could have walked up through the row when it was filled with other people. The hall was great in all its other aspects and we had a clear view of the stage even though we were in the upper gallery.

Michael Lobo - 2 months ago

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