Drake, Live Nation venue opening Nov 7th

Bleachers to headline the venue’s inaugural show with sold out performance

Live Nation Canada has announced that Toronto’s newest venue, History, will officially open its doors on November 7th, after restrictions around general admission capacity were lifted last week. A collaboration between Live Nation Canada and rapper Drake, the live entertainment venue will be home to hundreds of premier concerts and events each year with tickets available through Ticketmaster.

Located at 1663 Queen Street East in Toronto’s Beaches neighborhood, the 2,500-capacity world-class venue is quickly establishing itself as a must-play destination for local and international acts touring Canada. With a state-of-the-art audiovisual system and an incredibly intimate feel, guests will enjoy up-close entertainment with their favorite artists that is unrivaled in Toronto. The site will also add a significant contribution to the east end’s vibrant culture and community, delivering a wide array of eclectic music and arts programming, with plans to host 200 events annually.

“We are thrilled to bring History to life in Toronto with live entertainment that we know will elevate the city’s concert-going experience,” shares Riley O’Connor, Chairman, Live Nation Canada. “We can’t wait for both fans and artists alike to experience our newest destination music venue.”

History combines the lasting elements of the past with the brightest visions of the future to bring top-tier acts that set a new standard for the live experience in the city. The building includes a convertible general admission area and reserved seating configurations for all types of functions – from concerts, live entertainment, and galas to community programs and events. With a multi-level layout and modern amenities, History is also the perfect venue for corporate events, private functions, receptions and more.

VIP Experiences are also available with a selection of floor and box suites. A premium side-stage reservation could begin at the doors with a private entrance to the exclusive space, equipped with a personal bar and private washrooms just steps away from the stage.

Committed to supporting arts and culture, History will launch a community arts program aimed at supporting local youth’s artistic aspirations through both exposure and financial support. Art students in the area will have the opportunity to submit a portfolio that showcases their style and skill to be considered for a commissioned opportunity to create band artwork for an upcoming show. Multiple recipients will be chosen annually and awarded with a generous bursary in addition to having their creations promoted at the venue, online and in-print.

History has partnered with The Food Dudes to bring guests an extraordinary and modern culinary experience. General admission fans can grab the brand’s staple Blondies Pizza, while a curated premium food menu of shareables is available for those in the Box and Mezzanine space.

The venue has also partnered with Nobis, a brand entrenched in community and the cross section between fashion and culture. Truly embracing the shared values of celebrating a performance driven lifestyle, Nobis customers will receive free access to the Nobis Coat Checks found onsite on both the main level as well as the Mezzanine.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites. Email: info@themusicuniverse.com