TORONTO, CA (CelebrityAccess) – The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced a combined investment of up to $60 million into one of Toronto’s most iconic heritage venues, Massey Hall.
Through the Revitalization project, the exterior and interior of the 124-year-old National Historic Site will be fully restored, and a new addition will be connected through the construction of a new 7-storey South Tower.
The expanded footprint will provide much-needed space to enhance artist and patron amenities while also making the building fully accessible. In addition to the 2700 seat auditorium and revamped Centuries performance space in the original building, the new structure will house a third stage featuring a 500-capacity venue. This new venue will accommodate a wide range of artists and cultural events to help bolster the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall’s commitment to artist development, education and community outreach.
The Corporation—a charitable, not-for-profit organization—will also be responsible for the remaining $30 million + in funding necessary to complete the project, which it is securing through its newly launched Massey Hall Forever fundraising campaign.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff at the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, a heartfelt thank you to the governments of Canada and Ontario for believing in the Massey Hall Revitalization,” said Deane Cameron, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. “[This] announcement marks one of the most extraordinary days in Massey Hall’s 124-year history. This support will allow significant opportunity and prosperity for Canadian artistic communities and music fans coast-to-coast. This support also ensures the continued operational sustainability of Massey Hall and continue its legacy as Canada’s premiere and most beloved music venue.”