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Address: 410 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, Ontario M4X 1K2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-323-1251
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One of the oldest dance halls in Toronto, the Phoenix attracts an all-ages,...

One of the oldest dance halls in Toronto, the Phoenix attracts an all-ages, all-races crowd that includes straights and gays. As a rock venue, it showcases such artists as Screaming Headless Torsos and Patti Smith. On the weekends, it gets the crowds dancing with a mixture of retro, Latin, alternative, and funk.

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Good venue/event space

Went to a small event at the Phoenix Center and I really enjoyed the flow of their event space. They have multiple areas inside that can be used to meet your needs for your event... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Went to a small event at the Phoenix Center and I really enjoyed the flow of their event space. They have multiple areas inside that can be used to meet your needs for your event. As an example we had food service in one small area and then used the larger space and upstairs seating area for mingling and socializing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

By far my favourite concert venue in Toronto. Just the right size to see your favourite bands up close. Well shaped venue with good sight lines and good acoustics.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Very small and intimate, this place is great to see a band up-close. Drinks were good but it tends to be a nightmare trying to get out afterwards. Nearby parking but will need to pay/walk. Great place for music!

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

The Phoenix is a shabby little "theatre" that has seen better days. But this makes for an awesome little music venue. We saw Bloc Party there and was surprised at how small the venue was (which I much prefer to pointless stadium and arena concerts - its smaller than Sheps Bush and Brixton academies). With small, easy to-get-to bars either... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Came in from Ottawa to see my favourite band Collective Soul preform at the Phoenix. Let me say first that the show was AMAZING. The boys really rocked it that night. The venue was good, the sound was good as were the site lines. And even though the show was sold out, the service at the bar was great. Would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

My son the rock star leading me on a trail of concerts far and wide. Most events here tend to be 19+. Great hall to see bands no bad spots, tends to get pretty loud due to the smaller space and if the sound mix is off it could be rather harsh. Good sized GreenP lot directly across the street.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Saw the Junior Boys / Jessy Lanza show here while I enjoyed it, the bass was ramped up waaay too high, particularly for Jessy Lanza's show, which at times was almost unlistenable. Sound was slightly better on the floor than the balcony. But overall was below average for a venue of this size/type. Staff doing the ticket check / frisking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

saw a great show here Butcher Babies & Cradle of Filth,drink prices reasonable,looking forward to 2 more shows in the spring,great parlour for merch & meet & greets

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Port Dover, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

No attitudes or airs in this place. This is a much better way to see a concert than a large arena! We saw a Monster Truck concert which was great. Phoenix bartenders and security were very friendly. Burritos and quesadillas were tasty. Lots of selection at the many bars. Balcony view was fantastic.

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Buffalo, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Went to see Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band last night. This venue was everything that it needed to be. Unlike some of the reviews, I found the staff courteous and helpful and the place pretty clean and well kept. Like other reviews have said,the acoustics were amazing though there wasn't a ton of seating, but the floor space... More 

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