Iconic Phoenix Theatre In Toronto Set To Close After 33 Years | Here's Why

On Wednesday, the owners of the venue at 410 Sherbourne St, Toronto, announced that the concert hall will host its final event on January 15, 2025. Plans to rebuild the location into residential housing have been underway for some time now, and the concert hall will close down as the demolition and construction start on the site.
Phoenix Theatre Toronto

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The Phoenix Concert Theatre had made a name for itself in the city's music scene in its rather short 33-year history. It hosted big names in global music, such as Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and Billie Eilish. However, the concert hall's journey seems to have come to an abrupt end.
On Wednesday, the owners of the venue at 410 Sherbourne St, Toronto, announced that the concert hall will host its final event on January 15, 2025. Plans to rebuild the location into residential housing have been underway for some time now, and the concert hall will close down as the demolition and construction start on the site, CBC reported.
One of the oldest dance halls in Toronto and the venue for numerous live performances, the Phoenix Theatre features an 18,000-square-foot entertainment complex with separate halls.
The owners, however, said that the last few months at the iconic venue will be eventful. A slew of artists who have performed at the venue in the past are set to perform again before it closes down in January.
"Many of us, including myself, have grown up in this venue and seen some of the biggest acts on the planet," the venue's co-owner Lisa Zbitnew said told a news outlet.
The building where the Phoenix Theatre stands initially functioned as the German-Canadian Club Harmonie, providing a rental venue for community events, oom-pah bands and ballroom dancing.
By the early 1980s, it attracted the interest of Pat Kenny, a hospitality entrepreneur from New York City. In 1984, The Diamond Club began operating there. The venue transformed into the Phoenix Concert Theatre in 1991, becoming a popular spot for emerging local musicians and well-known artists seeking intimate performance spaces.
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