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. The only time I wanted earplugs was for the audience applause. Nice venue structure. But hardest seats ever. Ow. Edit: Ah, appears only the top tier has seating from hell.

Dan Snow - 7 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 - 18 days ago

4 Star Rating Only been there once. Perhaps not the best venue for that specific show. But I can say the sound was great and there really isn't a bad seat. I know that it's about to get renovated so that might change, but only time will tell. Everything else made it a pretty okay experience and it's general location downtown puts it in a prime spot.

Brooklynne Philippe - 22 days ago

4 Star Rating Huge concert hall with fairly decent sound and very good lighting. Friendly staff and overall a good place to hold a mid sized concert. The seats aren't the most comfortable and they're kinda old but other than that the place isn't all that bad.

Dean Attaran - 27 days ago

4 Star Rating Although it has a smaller capacity for concert goers the building has great acoustics. It brings a lot of wonderful musicians and the experience is always wonderful. Downstairs there is a nice bar where you can get a drink before the concert or the break. There are several parking grounds that you can use not far from the building if driving here. All in all I love this location.

A. T. - 1 month ago

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