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Massey Hall

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Address: 178 Victoria St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1T7, Canada
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Amazing venue but steer clear from gallery

We were sitting in left gallery for Sigur Ros when they came to Toronto back in October. The seats are wooden with absolutely no leg space. I'm a pretty short person so I was able... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Joanne L
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Guelph, Canada
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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were sitting in left gallery for Sigur Ros when they came to Toronto back in October. The seats are wooden with absolutely no leg space. I'm a pretty short person so I was able to sit fine but my tall friend struggled a lot. We could barely see the stage as we were the 4th row from the very... More 

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Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Massey Hall for a recent concert. The facility is amazing. So much heritage and character. The acoustics are absolutely remarkable. The musician and his support band stopped using the microphones and amplifiers and played the hall for a few songs without assistance. It was so real, and pure. What an experience. Can't wait to go back.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my first time this past Saturday. It is attractive on the outside has much as the inside. You really get the feel of those old movie theaters. According to The Canadian Encyclopedia, "it 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... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here to see the Michael Kaeshammer concert. A historic venue it was great to look at all the autographed photos and posters in the basement bar. The acoustics are phenomenal; however, the seats are starting to get tired. Look at the seating chart before you purchase your tickets, as some seats have an obstructed view. Overall a historic, intimate... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small venue with great acoustics and sight lines!!! It was a thrill to see Blue Rodeo there!! Loved being close to them. It a bit worn ... but awesome!!!

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Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Massey Hall does show it's age. The normal sardine you in seats are older for sure. What is really nice about this venue is the great views and acoustics. When you are there to hear one of your favorite bands, great sound is very important. This venue does not disappoint. There really are only a few bad seats in the... More 

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Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I recently saw Half Moon Run at Massey Hall and purchased an obstructed view ticket. It was a great price but as stated, it was definitely obstructed so don't think you are going to show up and get lucky :) I had to stand for the majority of the show in order to get a semi view. Also, there were... More 

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Durham, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Saw a concert here and actually played in a concert band In this hall. I love the acoustics and the history.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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Welland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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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