It’s still there on the corner of Yonge and Davenport, equidistant from both the Bloor and Rosedale subway stops, but its days as a music venue ended long ago. But when it was around, Toronto’s Masonic Temple–known for years to music fans as The Concert Hall and The Rockpile before that–hosted some amazing shows on its main floor. Yes, the backstage was cramped. Yes, the bathrooms were tiny. And yes, rivers of sweat and condensation would run down the walls, even on the coldest February days. But damn, it was a cool place to see a show.
Cameron at Completely Ignored offers this look back at some of the bands who played the old place. Click on the graphic to see the whole thing. Meanwhile, what do you remember at the Concert Hall?