Ontario is investing in the revitalization of Massey Hall, the site of many historic cultural performances and experiences, to ensure it continues to engage and entertain people for years to come.
Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, were joined by JUNO award-winning band July Talk at Massey Hall this morning to make the announcement.
Ontario is supporting the restoration of the interior and exterior of the historic venue and planning for a future tower connected to the south of the building. “Massey Hall holds an unforgettable place in the history of Ontario’s arts and culture scene,” McMahon said. This project will ensure that Massey Hall which, has hosted artists from Glenn Gould to Neil Young and Bob Dylan to Justin Bieber over its 123-year history — continues to host many more iconic performances and enrich peoples’ lives for generations to come.
The province previously provided support for Massey Hall renovations, including the construction of a foundation for the new south tower. July Talk has three sold-out shows at Massey Hall this December. “To become a part of that history is an absolute dream,” they said.