Since it opened in 2013, Adelaide Hall quickly established itself as a go-to spot for live indie rock and folk music. Set in Toronto’s celebrated Entertainment District, the bustling venue blends live music with DJ sets and dance parties, all within a performance space that can accommodate 550 people.
Indie rock acts like Wildlife, Warpaint and the Drums are popular at the hall. Louder musicians often pop in, including Toronto post-punk four-piece Greys, art-punk act Suuns and black metal shoegazers Deafheaven. The venue has branched further into hip-hop, R&B and soul in recent years, with memorable sets from acts such as Allie, Bishop Nehru and Raury. Festivals such as the WayHome Music and Arts Festival, Canadian Music Week, North by Northeast and more have also brought emerging international talent to the hall.
The site was formerly home to CHUM FM and later the Limelight Nightclub, which played a range of dance music favourites. MRG Concerts bought the performance space after expanding from Vancouver, opening the hall, as well as the Rock ‘n’ Horse Saloon and the Porch restaurant, at 250 Adelaide St. W.