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: Yes! Some attractions may restrict entry prior to their closing time.

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 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


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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Rated 4.5 out of 5

4 Star Rating Beautiful historical music Hall. Seats are tight. If you're over 5' 8" tall your knees touch the seat infront of you! Renovations of the interior will start in 2019. Hopefully the new seats will give needed leg room.

Mark D'Andrea - 2 days ago

4 Star Rating Historical venue with great acoustics. Seems like a silly thing to gripe about, but if you are taller than about 5'5" and can afford it, spring for orchestra seats. Your knees and your butt will thank you.

Priya Almeida - 3 days ago

4 Star Rating You can't really go wrong with seeing a show here. Great views from anywhere. Great sound. Seating is a little uncomfortable but it's a minor issue.

Josh Cwintal - 29 days ago

5 Star Rating Still a favourite venue for its intimate atmosphere and brilliant acoustics. Seats are comfortable and recline back. Ticket prices are very reasonable for such a unique atmosphere and the eclectic variety of performances booked. Mostly great views, but be mindful of decorative rail obstructions and support columns on upper balcony levels. Lower level bar/lounge. Can often meet performer for chat/signed CD after a show.

J K - 3 months ago

5 Star Rating First time ever going to Massey Hall, and I was not let down. I had always wanted to go and it definitely lived up to my expectations. The staff are very helpful, the place is clean and organized, and surprising the bar isn't too terribly expensive. The building is absolutely beautiful and full of history, such classic architecture that allows your imagination and sensations to take flight. The acoustics are amazing, allowing you to hear every note and plays well to variations in sound dynamics. Seats are pretty old and can be a bit hard, but that is part of the charm of this place. There are very few bad seats here. Almost every seat has a near unobstructed view of the stage. My expectations of Massey Hall were definitely met, and even exceeded. Don't miss a show here, you will enjoy it.

Michael Lewkoski - 6 months ago

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