RSS

Massey Hall

GordonLightfoot.jpg

Jag Gundu/Massey Hall

As the concert hall prepares to close for extensive renovations, the Canadian folk icon's wit and timeless songs cut through the air of finality more

Concert reviews

Web-Cover-1200x800px.jpg

Samuel Engelking

Massey Hall is about to close for the last phase of a $142-million renovation and is scheduled to reopen in 2020. Before the Toronto concert hall darkens, we gathered memories from throughout the venue's 124 years from Buffy Sainte-Marie, Peaches and more

Features

Web-MasseyHall-LeadImg.jpg

Samuel Engelking

Massey Hall, Toronto's landmark 124-year-old venue is about to close for a massive $142-million renovation. Here's what you can expect when it reopens in 2020. more

Features

WEB_Massey Hall_2477.jpg

Samuel Engelking

Massey Hall is selling its iconic seats for $1,000 a pop. Buy a little piece of the 124-year-old venue before it closes for the final two years of renovation more

Music

Massey Hall turned 124 and threw a CanCon celebration featuring Jim Cuddy, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joel Plaskett, Whitehorse, Sam Roberts and others. That got us thinking about the venue's past, present and future before it closes for renovation. more

Concert reviews

The Best Toronto Concerts of June 2018: Field Trip, NXNE, Toronto Jazz Festival and Pride take over festival season, while Kendrick Lamar and Jack White roll into town. Plus: celebrate Massey Hall with a packed bill of Canadian musicians. more

, Music

Zach-Slootsky-FieldTRip-7310.jpg

Zach Slootsky

NOW music critics pick the best Toronto shows for summer 2018 including Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae, Radiohead and outdoor music festivals you shouldn't miss. more

Music

WEB_MG_8659-Edit.jpg

Samuel Engelking

Find over 60 events including concerts, food festivals, outdoor movies and more in NOW's annual Hot Summer Guide. more

, , , , , , , , Life

Haim-Danielle-Massey.jpg

Samuel Engelking

The California group's sweet-and-salty stage banter reflected their music. A review of their concert at Massey Hall in Toronto, also featuring Lizzo. more

Concert reviews

Gord Downie Tragically Hip

Tanja-Tiziana

From vanishing (and reappearing) venues to the Indigenous Next Wave, these are the most fascinating stories we've been following this year more

Features

City Hall New Year's Eve

City of Toronto

Don't quite know how to say goodbye to 2017? We've got you covered more

Life

Plus: Dan Burke's Class Of 2018 series and added shows for A Tribe Called Red and Khalid more

Music

Andy Shauf at Massey Hall

Jag Gundu

Opener Jennifer Castle, meanwhile, was completely in her element, stunning with both old and new songs more

Concert reviews

As the venue undergoes a massive renovation, what can we learn from its history? more

Features

Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett

Danny Cohen

They might not have had much rapport in their banter, but the two rambling, laid-back songwriters communicated seamlessly through music more

Concert reviews

With many smaller venues under threat, the historic concert hall is using its institutional status to provide space for young artists more

Music

Harry Styles at Massey Hall.

Samantha Pennington

Before he jets into the stratosphere for the never-ending stadium rock tour, the former One Direction singer treated his faithful more

Concert reviews

Twenty-four years in, the Austin minimalist indie rock group are still completely digging and committed to this thing they've created more

Concert reviews

20110916_20110916_N_Wilco_0040.jpg

Mike Watier

With more and more high-energy acts getting booked at seated venues, what exactly are the rules around standing up at shows? more

Features

Nick Cave

Shawn Scallen

We got an even darker shade of the Aussie musician's apocalyptic midnight specials more

Concert reviews