Toronto New Music Venue "History" Grand Opening

November 4, 2021


Live Nation Canada today announced that Toronto’s newest venue, History, will officially open its doors on November 7, 2021, after restrictions around general admission capacity were lifted last week. A collaboration between Live Nation Canada and Global Icon Drake, the live entertainment venue will be home to hundreds of premier concerts and events each year.

Located at 1663 Queen Street East in Toronto’s Beaches neighbourhood, 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 favourite artists that is unrivalled 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,” said 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’s lineup of upcoming concerts and events is available now at

History Concert Lineup

Sunday, November 7 – Bleachers

Friday, November 12 – Deadbeats with Zeds Dead and Guests

Saturday, November 13 – Deadbeats with Zeds Dead and Guests

Tuesday, November 16 – Jack Harlow Crème de la Crème Tour with Babyface Ray and Mavi Thursday, November 18 – Teyana Taylor: The Last Rose Petal…Farewell Tour

Wednesday, November 24 – CHVRCHES

Saturday, December 4 – Big Wreck & Monster Truck Wednesday, December 8 – INDIE88’s 8th Birthday Party with Glorious Sons & JJ Wilde

Thursday, December 9 – July Talk: Live At Last Friday,

December 10 – July Talk: Live At Last Sunday,

December 12 – Silverstein: 20 Year Anniversary Tour

Friday, December 17 – USS – Final Freakquency Tour

Saturday, December 18 – USS – Final Freakquency Tour

Wednesday, December 22 – BADBADNOTGOOD Talk Memory Tour

Tuesday, December 28 – Duke Dumont

Wednesday, December 29 – Kaytranada – Autumn ’21 Tour

Thursday, December 30 – Kaytranada – Autumn ’21 Tour

Thursday, January 20 – WizKid: Made In Lagos Tour

Friday, January 21 – WizKid: Made In Lagos Tour

Tickets available HERE.

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.

Live Nation Canada is the country’s leading live entertainment producer and promoter, offering the best of Canadian and International talent at stadiums, arenas, theatres, and club venues across the country. Live Nation continues to be a true leader in the live industry in Canada helping to elevate homegrown artists to the world stage.

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.

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