The Great Hall

The Great Hall


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The Great Hall is a premier event destination in the heart of Toronto’s West End. From the red brick façade to the smallest interior details it is a revitalized piece of living history that brings Victorian style into the 21st century across four distinctive venues. Main Hall The historic centrepiece of the building, the Main Hall is an elegant, two-storey space of over 10,000 sq. ft. that includes a reception area, coat check, and green room. The venue exudes grandeur with a stage framed by a striking decorative wall of gilded scrollwork, a 30 ft high coffered and arched ceiling punctuated by Waterford crystal chandeliers, and a border of graceful, gilt-topped columns supporting the balcony. The west wall features four 20 ft high, arched windows that can bathe the room in natural light or be covered by the rich, deep red draperies. The wood floor of the Main Hall has been refinished to bring out a patina that artfully underlines its historical character, engrained by generations of events in this singular venue. Capacity - Standing: 480, Theatre Seating: 230 on the main floor, 80 on balcony; Banquet Seating: 170 on the main floor, 70 on balcony Longboat Hall This is a long-hidden treasure that began as the first West End YMCA gymnasium in 1889. Named for renowned aboriginal distance runner and Boston Marathon winner, Tom Longboat (who trained here in the early 20th century), this unique two-storey venue is self- contained, with a street level main entrance on Dovercourt Road. The 5000 sq. ft. space features sandstone brick walls that rise up to a patterned ceiling 20 feet above the polished concrete floor. Cast iron pillars support the original running track balcony, with large windows along the west wall. The bar is backed by slate and wood recovered from the restoration of The Great Hall’s peaked roof. Together, these elements combine to lend Longboat Hall a feel of industrial elegance. Capacity - Standing: 400, Theatre Seating: 175, Banquet Seating: 120 The Conversation Room Secluded on the second floor, the Conversation Room is a classic Victorian “gathering place”. Crisp white walls reach up to a coffered ceiling surrounded by original hand-carved crown moulding. Tasteful crystal chandeliers hang above the chevron pattern wood floor, but the stars of this bright, airy room are the large original windows, including a panoramic corner turret and seating nook. Capacity - Standing: 117, Theatre Seating: 110, Banquet Seating: 80 The Drawing Room Tucked away discreetly at the top of The Great Hall’s public space, the Drawing Room has only improved with age. The original, fully restored wood floors, grand columns, crown moulding, large windows, and marble fireplace are just some of the esthetic delights in this 1,200 sq. ft. venue. The addition of a fully equipped gourmet presentation kitchen and grand bar put the exclamation mark on that claim. Capacity - Standing: 97, Theatre Seating: 80, Banquet Seating: 50 The Great Hall has the right mix of historic elegance and contemporary Queen Street style for your next event.

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Event staff are great to work with. We have a hefty set up and they make move in and out efficient for all.

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Pretty nice venue aesthetically and pretty good sound. Floor is usually standing only, balcony is narrow which is nice because you can sit on the floor of the lower balcony, be very close to the stage on the sides, and have an unobstructed view. Lots of oportunity to have a good view of the stage in general. Doors open on time, but opening band typically starts hour after doors. Even on sold out shows I've found that you can get a stage side spot arriving 45 min after doors. There is also a coat check on 2nd floor. D ok need to navigate a flight of stairs to get to venue and I don't know if there is a elevator.

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Super cool venue for concerts and shows. Recently renovated to bring back the original look and feel of the building, originally constructed in 1899 as the west end's first YMCA. So many cool and unique touches throughout, it's a must see!

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Cool event venue! Great talks, large two levels and good bar service. Was glad that they took cards not just cash.

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Phone: Show number(416) 792-1268

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1087 Queen St. W, Toronto
1087 Queen St. W, Toronto​ 43.6432589 -79.4220707