Toronto’s lost concert theatres
Location: 134 Yorkville Ave.
Known for: The coffee house focused on folk and blues music
Notable players: Gordon Lightfoot, Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, John Lee Hooker
Location: 21 Scollard St.
Known for: World and pop acts
Notable players: Herbie Hancock
The Concert Hall
Location: 888 Yonge St.
Known for: Now the Masonic Temple
Notable players: Led Zeppelin, INXS
Rock and Roll Heaven
Location: 2 Bloor E. Hudson’s Bay Centre
Known for: Mirrors, leather seats, girls
Notable players: Black Crowes
Location: 121 Carlton St.
Known for: cheap hotel
Notable players: REM
Location: 585 Yonge St.
Known for: being inspiration behind Wanye’s World
Notable players: Rush
Location: 70 Gerrard East.
Known for: dark interior
Notable players: The police
Location: 203 Yonge St.
Known for: being Canada’s most famous jazz and blues venues
Notable players: GDizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Muddy Waters
Top O’The Senator
Location: 249 Victoria St.
Known for: Jazz pop acts
Notable players: Diana Krall