Thanks to the huge multiculturalism that you will see in Toronto, there are all sorts of different music experiences that you can have within the city. Some will offer you a relaxing spot to take people for a quiet night out, while others will suit those looking to hear the latest hit artists to hit the world stage. Here are some of the most popular choices when it comes to finding live music in Canada's largest city.
The Horseshoe Tavern is commonly known as the city's favorite music venue and has been serving Toronto for more than sixty years. This is an intimate location where you can view international artists to local bands that are just starting out. The 'Shoe has been host to names like the Tragically Hip, Ryan Adams, and Blue Rodeo. You will find people coming down from their condos on the weekend to see who's playing and those coming in from across Ontario to see their favorite band.
Lee's Palace and the Opera House are two more places where you are likely to find a healthy supply of indie bands and the great groups of tomorrow. Both are mid-sized venues and are known for having great sound and affordable prices for their shows. Any day of the week you can come down and hear rock, pop, or heavy metal bands. You can also find similar acts at El Macombo in Chinatown, Drake Underground, and the Phoenix Concert Theatre.
If you're looking for the concert of artists like Lady Gaga and the touring cast of Glee than you won't likely find them at one of these spots. The acts that attract thousands of people will likely be seen at the Air Canada Centre, the Molson Amphitheatre at Exhibition Place, or Massey Hall.
There are some that go and see live music as a way to unwind and dance and those who want to sit and appreciate what they are hearing. There are many concert venues and clubs throughout Toronto that feature classical music and jazz. If you want your driver to take you to the home of the symphony than you will be going to Roy Thompson Hall. The Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada hold their performances at the new Four Seasons Centre for the Arts.
There are several well-known jazz clubs throughout the city. Some of the most popular are the Rex, Trane Studio, and Reservoir Lounge. Go to Toronto.com for a list of events going on in and around Toronto.