Toronto is a city packed with culture, and our music scene is no exception. Certainly going to a live gig is a great way to spend an evening in Toronto, and we have a myriad of clubs, bars and music halls ready to provide you with that experience. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of 5 of the best live music venues here in Toronto.
Firstly, for a punk experience, Bovine Sex Club is the place to be, and its interesting name reflects its atmosphere. This Rock ‘n’ Roll dive bar located at 543 Queen St W also has a hidden gem- a rooftop tiki bar gives the place two very different experiences rolled into one.
Secondly, for the jazz-lovers out there The Reservoir Lounge is a great place to check out. This Jazz and Blues club at 52 Wellington St E is an old-school intimate spot with great music, open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Next, for a real concert experience, Massey Hall is a wonderful concert hall that seats more than 2700 people. This historic auditorium at 178 Victoria St was inaugurated in 1894 and boasts stunning architecture along with its impressive line-up of acts
For an eclectic mix of genres and innovation, The Music Gallery is a Torontonian favourite. This creative space at 918 Bathurst St focuses on experimentation, collaboration, and all things contemporary in music.
The final venue that can’t go without a mention in this list is Horseshoe Tavern at 370 Queen St W. As a live music lover, you can’t miss this spot in your search for great venues. This vintage bar features music from a variety of genres, keeping up to date with the freshest music around despite its rather retro vibe.
Rock on, Toronto.