Live music venues that strike a chord
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Don't miss these Toronto entertainment venues:
- Scotiabank Arena: Featuring events like the NBA's All-Star Weekend, ice-skating shows, and major concerts, this arena previously known as Air Canada Centre is a live-entertainment mecca that just so happens to be the most Instagrammed location in all of Canada.
- Budweiser Stage: Formerly known as Molson Amphitheatre, this 16,000-seat outdoor venue is a must-visit summertime destination. Since Bryan Adams played the first show back in 1995, Budweiser Stage has hosted more than 8 million fans and 800 concerts, from the likes of Lizzo and Luke Bryan to Billie Eilish and Blue Rodeo.
- The Danforth Music Hall: Once a movie theatre circa 1919, this historic venue in the Riverdale neighbourhood is now a music hall with great sightlines that attracts artists from down the block and across the world. Past performers have included Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Father John Misty.
- History: A collab between hometown-boy-turned-superstar Drake and Live Nation Canada, this 2,500-person concert venue in the Beaches neighbourhood opened in late 2021 with a state-of-the-art audiovisual system and the kind of intimate atmosphere performers thrive on. “Some of my most memorable shows were playing smaller rooms like History,” Drake said. “I wanted to take those memories and what I learned to create an incredible experience for both the artists and the fans.”
- The Phoenix Concert Theatre: Since 1991, this downtown concert venue and nightclub has hosted a wide range of performers, from local indie and alternative acts to hip-hop artists and metal bands. It lays claim to a spacious dance floor, multiple bars, and one of the biggest mirror balls in all of Canada.