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Cadillac Lounge


Yes, that really is a Cadillac embedded in the wall above this bar's front entrance. Inside you'll find more vintage in the form of Elvis memorabilia and...

1296 Queen Street W
Tags: Country, Folk, Rock

Cameron House

Critics' choice
Cabaret & circus, Music

After 20-plus years, the Cameron remains a favourite with Queen West bohemian hipsters. The eclectic booking policy meanders through cabaret, country, jazz,...

408 Queen Street W

Cervejaria Downtown Bar & Grill

Critics' choice

Timing is key at this hybrid beer hall/dance haven. On Fridays the Cuban band Son Ache heats up the place with salsa, while Saturdays can bring Brazilian...

842 College Street
Tags: Dance, Pop, Rock, Club

El Mocambo


For decades, the Elmo was the city's most internationally famous live music club. The Rolling Stones played an infamous gig here in the '70s (Margaret...

464 Spadina Avenue

Horseshoe Tavern

Critics' choice

A Toronto legend, the rough-and-ready Horseshoe has been serving up pints and kick-ass tunes since 1947. It has had colourful incarnations as a country and...

370 Queen Street W
Tags: Rock

Lee's Palace & the Dance Cave

Bars & pubs, Clubs, Music

Helped by its proximity to the University of Toronto, this has long been one of the city's premier rock clubs. The high, wide stage, rockin' bartenders and...

529 Bloor Street W

Mod Club Theatre


Further confirmation of Toronto's long-standing Anglophilia is provided by this new club, which was named after and founded on the success of the...

722 College Street
Tags: Hip hop, Jazz, Rock

Opera House


This former vaudeville theatre, built in the early 1900s, was converted into a multi-level, multi-purpose venue in 1990. On a run-down section of Queen...

735 Queen Street E
Tags: Pop, Rock

Phoenix Concert Theatre


Part nightclub, part concert venue, the Phoenix boasts impressive sight-lines and sound, and has a more opulent feel than many of its peers. It regularly...

410 Sherbourne Street
Tags: Pop, Rock



The back room at the Riv has been a key spot on the Queen scene since the late '70s, and is a favoured venue for all things alternative, whether it's rock,...

332-334 Queen Street W

Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome)


With the arrival of the Air Canada Centre, the cavernous, oft-maligned Rogers Centre now hosts fewer concerts, but it's the one place in town for stadium...

1 Blue Jays Way
Tags: Pop, Rock
Major venue

Silver Dollar Room


Look for the large backlit silver dollar over the door and then step back in time. This legendary dive has seen better days, but it still draws top-notch...

486 Spadina Avenue
Tags: Jazz, Rock

The Guvernment

Bars & pubs, Clubs

While its current clientele was still crawling, this venue - as the celebrated RPM - held marathon parties for mods, goths and punks. It eventually morphed...

132 Queens Quay E