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Massey Hall

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Address: 178 Victoria St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1T7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-872-4255
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great venue

have been going here for a decade, love every concert that has been held here, recently saw the vancouver sleep clinic and daughter here, amazing night

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

have been going here for a decade, love every concert that has been held here, recently saw the vancouver sleep clinic and daughter here, amazing night

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a concert and we loved the architecture. Halfway through the concert I was not feeling well and left, but had to wait for my partner. So I went downstairs where there was seating at the bar, to rest. I was questioned as to whether I was leaving soon and made to feel like I was intruding. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Saw many bands over the years at Massey. The hall is wonderful and small enough so every seat keeps you close to the action. Highly recommend going and seeing your favorite band or experiencing something new. The "Classic Albums Live" series are great!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Just saw an amazing concert at Massey Hall this plast Monday. This place is a wonderful mainstay of Toronto and a great place to see your favourite band. The seats are old but comfortable. The acoustics are great. The charm is undescribable. It's a venue that everyone should see a show at in their lifetime.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a concert and sat top level stage left balcony. Sound was great - view kind of obstructed from the railings and speakers but you can always stand up and watch. Wood seats on top level... Undersized and will hurt your back. I had my knees in one guys back all night. Pay 10 bucks more and sit lower.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Its a classic old building, oh if the walls could talk. The washrooms are in the basement and long lines, especially if you are in the upper balcony, its a long trek to get there. The seats are uncomfortable and old. The building is a classic though. Needs an update and bad, while maintaining the history. Lots of old buildings... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I have enjoyed both shows that I have seen at Massey Hall. She's a wonderful old building, opened in 1894, it was the home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir until 1982. Massey Hall is Canada's oldest and most venerated concert hall. The old girl is in need of a face lift inside and out. Seats... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

What can I say about a place that people have been going to for a very long time? Last weekend I went there with my wife. She has never been and I lost track many years ago. It is old, it is falling apart. The only washroom is in the basement. Unless you sit on the main floor, it 7s... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were therefor a comedy show and had seats in the upper left balcony. What a mistake. The seats are extremely old, made of wood and have no leg room at all. We ended up standing for the entire 2hour show. It's an amazing old building but it really should have the seats redone.

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Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've been to this venue before, but this was the first time in the upper balcony. No problem with viewing the stage, but the seating up there is really tight. I'm 180cm and felt really jammed in. My knees were into the back of the person in front. I noticed a lot of people had gotten up and were standing... More 

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