Drake and Live Nation Canada will open History, a new live-entertainment venue in the superstar rapper’s hometown of Toronto, later this year, the company announced Tuesday (June 8).
“Some of my most memorable shows were playing smaller rooms like History,” Drake in a statement. “I wanted to take those memories and what I learned to create an incredible experience for both the artists and the fans.”
According to the announcement, the 2,500-capacity venue will “offer artists a versatile and intimate destination to perform and connect with fans in Toronto,” and plans to host 200 concerts and events annually.
“We saw an opportunity to bring Toronto a great new venue, and we have so much gratitude and respect for Drake teaming up with us to bring it to life in the best way possible,” said Michael Rapino, President and CEO, Live Nation Entertainment.
“History will offer guests up-close experiences with their favourite artists that are unrivaled in Toronto. We take pride in and expect History to become an important part of the community,” said Riley O’Connor, Chairman, Live Nation Canada.
History has been in development for over three years, with construction scheduled to be complete later this summer. The venue is situated in the east end of the city, in the heart of the Beaches neighborhood at 1663 Queen Street East.
The venue includes a convertible general admission area and reserved seating configurations for all types of events – from concerts, live entertainment, and galas to community programs and events. Concerts and events, along with additional details and career opportunities, will begin to be announced throughout the coming weeks and months.
For more information, http://www.historytoronto.com and LiveNation.com.