This wonderful concert hall was built in the 1890s by Hart Massey (Massey Ferguson agricultural equipment amongst many others) as a memorial to his son with the hope that it would focus on the development of the Arts.
It could originally hold 3500 patrons, but through renovations the capacity is now 2765. Visitors to the city will find many concerts taking place here, Gordon Lightfoot used to perform several nights a year here because of it’s lesser capacity and high demand. The Maple Leaf Gardens was probably too big to fit his style. I saw him at Massey Hall 30 years ago.
Massey Hall became one of Toronto’s first Heritage’ landmarks in the 1970s, and still sells out on a regular basis