Being one of the biggest cities of the world, Toronto has a vibrant night life and one of the best music scenes in Canada. A lot is happening throughout the year from concerts to music festivals to movies and theatre performances. Apart from the mainstream performances, there are several small bars and restaurants where independent musicians, comedians and groups make the most memorable performances.
Major Concert Venues – Over the past years, several concert venues have been developed in Toronto where world’s leading musicians and bands perform. A few years back The Rogers Center (formerly known as SkyDome) was the only arena where large crowds could gather. Later on Air Canada Center (ACC) was developed and quickly became a popular venue for concert performances. It has hosted several concerts of bands like Coldplay, Mariah Carey & Maroon 5. The Molson Amphitheatre is another great outdoor venue with an excellent sound system which offers audience an enjoyable concert experience.
Historic Concert Venues – Toronto has several historic concert venues. Massey Hall has been hosting concert performances since 1894. The Phoenix is located on the edge of downtown Toronto and is one of the city’s most famous entertainment places. It has hosted performances by The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Death Cab and several others. The Opera House located in Leslieville is a more intimate venue which opened in 1909 and is one of the Toronto’s most historic performing venues.
Entertainment District – Toronto’s Entertainment District is the party heaven of the city. There are several clubs and restaurants where Canadian and international musicians perform and several parties are organized throughout the year.
Nightclubs & Dance Clubs – West Queen West, Ossington and Parkdale are some of the areas where notable night clubs are located. These areas are flocked by party animals during the night. The Drake Hotel and The Gladstone are two most famous hotels known for karaoke bars, performances and niche parties. Parkdale has become a nightlife district in the recent years and some of the most famous dance parties and nightclubs.
Notable Bars – Queen Street West has some of the best bars where you can experience the best music. The Horseshoe Tavern is a 65 year old bar where some of the top rock performances have been held. It has hosted The Police, Rolling Stones and The Ramones. Another notable bar located down the street is The Cameron House which is famous for hosting several top Canadian bands and artists. The Dakota is a bar located on Ossington and is known for its rock and folk music. If you are a Jazz person you can visit The Reservoir Lounge to grab a cocktail and listen to live jazz and swing music.
Toronto is one of the best cities known for a vibrant nightlife. Take your Toronto airport limousine to any of the places to listen to quality music from some of the best names in the music industry.