To some, The Horseshoe Tavern might appear to be just another local live music venue, but to most patrons of the Toronto music scene, The Shoe (as it is affectionately known) is a place that they hold dear to their hearts and somewhere where they belong. The walls, which are plastered with newspaper clippings, ticket stubs and other memorabilia, reveal a rich musical narrative that is steeped in close to 70 years of tradition. It’s a place that has bridged genres and decades, withstood the effects of urban planning and the fallout of recession, has hosted artists as fiercely rousing as Etta James and as infamous as The Rolling Stones, and has allowed a revolving cast of local weirdos, aspiring rock gods, and musical devotees, to stomp feet, drip sweat and dance wildly, and to break bread and bottles together to a beat that has long made The Shoe the lifeblood of the Toronto music scene.

Main Phone:
416-598-4226
Hours:
Sun: 12:00 pm-02:30 am
Mon: 12:00 pm-02:30 am
Tue: 12:00 pm-02:30 am
Wed: 12:00 pm-02:30 am
Thu: 12:00 pm-02:30 am
Fri: 12:00 pm-02:30 am
Sat: 12:00 pm-02:30 am