Published on July 22nd, 2016 | by Nerhys1
Champions Greenwood Could Become New Much-Needed Live Music Venue for Toronto
Toronto’s east end could be getting a 2700-person live venue, a new neighbour for the Opera House and Danforth Music Hall. Live Nation has submitted a development application to the City of Toronto outlining plans for a live event venue at the Champions Greenwood off-track betting location.
According to trc.daily-beat.com:
“The renovation would see interior alterations to build on two thirds of the existing teletheatre for the purpose of a space for live performances, including a new partial second floor. The proposed space would allegedly fit 2,700 concert-going patron and facilitate 150 live shows a year”.
The majority of the building is already closed up and with Bestival being a success at Woodbine Park this year, music fans are obviously willing to travel to the city’s east end to see gigs. There’s also plenty of bars, an LCBO, and a built-in audience of nearby residents.
With the opera house capacity at 850 and the Danforth Music Hall at 1500, a slightly larger venue could encourage some larger artists to venture to Toronto’s east end if they’re looking for a decent-sized venue that’s still fairly intimate and not quite as big as the ACC or Rogers Centre.