After three years of construction, Drake’s concert hall in Toronto, called Story, is officially finished and will open its doors this Sunday.
Located in the beach district to the east of the city, the venue is marked with a large H logo, with an area of 35,000 square feet and a capacity of 2,500 people. The story belongs to Live Nation Canada – not Drake – although the rapper was involved in the concept and design of the space.
On its main level, History features a 22-by-40-foot stage, a standing area for general admission attendees, merchandise stations, and four bars. There is also a VIP area with a capacity of 38 with a private bar and restrooms, in case Drake stops with his team.
The second floor has more standing space, as well as theater-style seating and dressing rooms which will be served via table service. Three green rooms are available to artists visiting the room. And behind the club, a dedicated car park can accommodate 300 cars.
History CEO Steven Biasutti told the Toronto sun that the idea for the venue was for “club level performers to experience what it would be like to perform in a high volume arena”.
On the inspiration for the name of the venue, Biasutti told the post that “when Drake came to town there was a party he always wanted to attend, in town that he just couldn’t attend. , and the party was called History.
“So he thought, as it was appropriate, to be able to welcome artists from all over the world in this place and he can welcome them now,” he continued.
History’s opening show will be a sold-out concert by indie band Bleachers, directed by Jack Antonoff, taking place this Sunday, November 7.
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