The Horseshoe Tavern

Queen Street West isn't complete without the Horseshoe Tavern. From its opening in 1947 as a neighbourhood bar and restaurant, to a country and rockabilly club in the 1950's, and of course the famous 'last punk rock concert in Toronto' the Shoe has seen it all, including the Rolling Stones!

A long time music venue with its checkerboard floors still true to its roots of live music.

 
 

List of all subjects. You can also see all the historic photos for a given neighbourhood. We also have a list of all the photos arranged by date.

And you can also go up a level to see the other photos we've put under the category of Live_music photos.

1983 Historic photo from Friday, January 7, 1983 - Stagge Lee night club at the time - Dance and romance on the checkerboard floor - Horseshoe Tavern in Queen WestStagge Lee night club at the time - Dance and romance on the checkerboard floor - Horseshoe Tavern
41 years ago - Queen West - Friday, January 7, 1983
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1968 Historic photo from Monday, January 22, 1968 - Charley Pride - one of the first black country singers - performing at the Horseshoe Tavern in 1968 in Queen WestCharley Pride - one of the first black country singers - performing at the Horseshoe Tavern in 1968
56 years ago - Queen West - Monday, January 22, 1968
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1978 Historic photo from Saturday, April 15, 1978 - The Stranglers live on stage in Toronto at the Horseshoe Tavern on April 15th, 1978 in Queen WestThe Stranglers live on stage in Toronto at the Horseshoe Tavern on April 15th, 1978
46 years ago - Queen West - Saturday, April 15, 1978
Link to archive record - Map location
1978 Historic photo from Thursday, April 13, 1978 - Become a musical lush overnite - Horseshoe Tavern 1978 opening poster - Stranglers, Rita Marley, Ernie Smith and Roots Revival in Queen WestBecome a musical lush overnite - Horseshoe Tavern 1978 opening poster - Stranglers, Rita Marley, Ernie Smith and Roots Revival
46 years ago - Queen West - Thursday, April 13, 1978
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1999 Historic photo from 1999 - Blackie and the Rodeo Kings live in Toronto in 1999 at the Horseshoe Tavern in Queen WestBlackie and the Rodeo Kings live in Toronto in 1999 at the Horseshoe Tavern
25 years ago - Queen West - 1999
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
2001 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 2, 2001 - The Strokes live on stage in Toronto at the Horseshoe Tavern on October 2nd, 2001 in Queen WestThe Strokes live on stage in Toronto at the Horseshoe Tavern on October 2nd, 2001
23 years ago - Queen West - Tuesday, October 2, 2001
Link to archive record - Map location
2004 Historic photo from Saturday, December 18, 2004 - Skydiggers. Gord Downie. Yellow Hat. in Queen WestSkydiggers. Gord Downie. Yellow Hat.
20 years ago - Queen West - Saturday, December 18, 2004
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Link to archive record - Map location
2006 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - Tragically Hip live in Toronto at the Horseshoe Tavern on Oct 17, 2006 in Queen WestTragically Hip live in Toronto at the Horseshoe Tavern on Oct 17, 2006
18 years ago - Queen West - Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Link to archive record - Map location
2013 Historic photo from Friday, January 18, 2013 - Documentary - The Shoe: 65 years of Horseshoe Tavern history in Queen WestDocumentary - The Shoe: 65 years of Horseshoe Tavern history
11 years ago - Queen West - Friday, January 18, 2013
Link to archive record - Map location
2019 Historic photo from Monday, May 13, 2019 - KT Tunstall live on stage in Toronto at the Horseshoe tavern (photo by Stephen McGill) in Queen WestKT Tunstall live on stage in Toronto at the Horseshoe tavern (photo by Stephen McGill)
5 years ago - Queen West - Monday, May 13, 2019
Link to archive record - Map location