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Toronto is getting a new 2,500 capacity music venue run by Live Nation

Years ago, Live Nation bought a building in the Beaches area of town that used to house an off-track betting parlor. After little news about the place since long before the pandemic, Live Nation has announced that it will soon open a 2,500-person capacity venue called History.

There has been activity with plenty of construction and everything should be complete very soon. In fact, Drake has been tapped to help open the venue sometime this summer. Once fully online post-COVID, History plans to hold up to 200 gigs a year.

History will be configurable and able to handle both general admission shows and those better off with seats. Concerts will be the main focus, but The venue will also work as a general event space.

This is great news for the Toronto live music scene since the city needs a venue about this size.

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2 thoughts on “Toronto is getting a new 2,500 capacity music venue run by Live Nation

  • The venue size is similar to Massey, though having the option of GA will be great for certain performers. Just bought tickets for a gig in December so looking forward to seeing it in person.

  • Not big enough, imo. Toronto needs a venue in the 5-7000 seat range.


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