The Massey Hall concert hall will reopen in November.

Music fans leave Massey Hall in Toronto after a performance by Gordon Lightfoot on Sunday, July 1, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Chris Young

TORONTO – Gordon Lightfoot, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Broken Social Scene are among the artists who will perform in a renovated Massey Hall when the historic Toronto Concert Hall reopens in November.

The 127-year-old performance space announced the first lineup of acts after a three-year shutdown for a full makeover.

Lightfoot, who was the last artist to perform there on July 1, 2018, will perform three consecutive shows from November 25 to 27.

The Sainte-Marie concert is scheduled for November 30 with special guests the Sadies.

And indie rock collective Broken Social Scene will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a concert in Toronto on December 16, which will use the venue’s new general-admission seating configuration on the center floor.

Other artists who will take to the stage in the coming months include City and Color, aka Dallas Green, who will be performing two intimate solo performances on December 9 and 10.

A full list of confirmed artists is on the website (

Tickets go on sale to the public on June 21.

Massey Hall opened in 1894 and is considered a National Historic Site.

Its revitalization includes new performance and education spaces, meticulously restored ceiling vaults and original stained glass windows.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on June 14, 2021.

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