Massey Hall

Massey Hall, built in 1894, has long been the heart of Toronto music. It was designed by Canadian architect Sidney Badgley with a neoclassical facade and moorish arches that span the width of the interior. He took his inspiration from the Alhambra Place in Spain as well as Louis Sullivan's Chicago Auditorium and Opera house. The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir began singing there in 1895, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra played there from 1921 until moving to Roy Thompson hall after their Gala Farewell Concert at Massey Hall on June 4th, 1982.

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1894 Historic photo from 1894 - Massey Hall interior (Shuter St., s.w. corner Victoria St) in Garden DistrictMassey Hall interior (Shuter St., s.w. corner Victoria St)
123 years ago - Garden District - 1894
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1902 Historic photo from Wednesday, March 5, 1902 - Paderewski playing the piano at Massey Music Hall $1.00 to $2.50 per seat in Garden DistrictPaderewski playing the piano at Massey Music Hall $1.00 to $2.50 per seat
115 years ago - Garden District - Wednesday, March 5, 1902
Max temp: 1.1°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Massey Music Hall exterior, Toronto, Canada (before fire escapes) in Garden DistrictMassey Music Hall exterior, Toronto, Canada (before fire escapes)
107 years ago - Garden District - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1911 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 11, 1911 - Toronto Garrison Church Parade program - Massey Hall  in Garden DistrictToronto Garrison Church Parade program - Massey Hall
106 years ago - Garden District - Wednesday, October 11, 1911
Max temp: 14.4°C - Min temp: 11.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1919 Historic photo from 1919 - Massey Hall interior looking from the stage out to the audience - Street railway strike meeting in Garden DistrictMassey Hall interior looking from the stage out to the audience - Street railway strike meeting
98 years ago - Garden District - 1919
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Friday, October 23, 1925 - Massey Hall interior during a W. L. M. King meeting in Garden DistrictMassey Hall interior during a W. L. M. King meeting
92 years ago - Garden District - Friday, October 23, 1925
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from 1926 - Massey Hall - Toronto Symphony Orchestra fifth season, 1926-1927 in Garden DistrictMassey Hall - Toronto Symphony Orchestra fifth season, 1926-1927
91 years ago - Garden District - 1926
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1956 Historic photo from Monday, November 19, 1956 - Massey Hall Audience - Toronto on Sunday -  commissioned by Time Incorporated in Garden DistrictMassey Hall Audience - Toronto on Sunday - commissioned by Time Incorporated
61 years ago - Garden District - Monday, November 19, 1956
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)