Toronto will see a new music venue open its doors before the end of the year.

History venue 1

Live Nation is partnering with Canadian rapper and songwriter Drake to create History, a new event venue at 1663 Queen St. E. in Toronto’s Beaches neighbourhood.

Live Nation says History Toronto has been in development for over a year and plans on hosting 200 events annually.

It will feature a convertible general admission area and reserved seating configurations for all types of events, “from concerts, live entertainment, and galas to community programs.”

inside History

Construction is scheduled to be complete later this summer. The venue is situated in the east end of the city, in the heart of The Beaches neighbourhood. History is posed to be an anchor of the community, delivering music and culture while also driving economic activity and creating numerous employment opportunities.

“History will offer guests up-close experiences with their favourite artists that are unrivaled in Toronto.  We take pride in and expect History to become an important part of the community,” said Riley O’Connor, chairman, Live Nation Canada.

“Some of my most memorable shows were playing smaller rooms like History,” performer Drake said in a news release. “I wanted to take those memories and what I learned to create an incredible experience for both the artists and the fans.”

With a capacity of 2,500, History will offer artists a versatile and intimate destination to perform and connect with fans in Toronto. This contemporary venue plans to host 200 concerts and events annually.

“We saw an opportunity to bring Toronto a great new venue, and we have so much gratitude and respect for Drake teaming up with us to bring it to life in the best way possible,” said Michael Rapino, president and CEO, Live Nation Entertainment.

The site will include a convertible general admission area and reserved seating configurations for all types of events – from concerts, live entertainment, and galas to community programs and events. Concerts and events, along with additional details and career opportunities, will begin to be announced throughout the coming weeks and months.

Live Nation Entertainment is a global entertainment company comprised of Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship.


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