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The Great Hall

1087 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
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MAIN INTERSECTION:  Queen & Dovercourt
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A Historic Landmark and Vintage Venue Since 1889

A brief history

It was built in 1889 by the founder of the Moore Corporation, Samuel J. Moore, Architects Gordon & Helliwell were chosen to design this four storey building. is approximately 30,000 sq ft. with a full basement. It housed the first west end YMCA in Toronto. The "Y" offered athletic facilities that included a gymnasium with a raised running track, and a basement swimming pool. Canadian native marathon star Tom Longboat worked out here when he won the Boston Marathon in 1907, as did chocolate magnate and accomplished amateur wrestler, Morden Neilson, it was also home to some of the earliest basketball games ever played in history.

It 1912 the property was sold to the Royal Templars of Temperance, who conducted business in the building until 1940's when there was a major shift in the buildings use. It was acquired by the Polish National Union, and soon, presses on the ground floor were rolling out copies of The Polish Voice newspaper. On the top floor rooms were pressed into service as temporary shelter for Polish refugees fleeing the war in Europe.

In the mid 1980's the rumble of the presses was replaced by the sound of experimental music and avante-garde art. The Toronto School of Art eventually helped to establish 1087 Queen St. West as an important address for Toronto's arts community.

The Great Hall is a multiuse, commercial / residential building, consisting of a live Theatre Centre operating in the basement for artists who produce and direct original Canadian works. A large commercial space fronting on Queen St. West. now home to Cream Tangerine Art Gallery & Caf?. The Great Hall on the main floor has a 2 storey vintage space with sweeping 40 ft. ceilings and a third floor balcony, complete a with full kitchen.

Shabbey Road Recording Studios also occupies space on the top floor of the building, and works with Canadian artists to produce music and films. Other areas in The Great Hall are home to many writers, photographers and musicians who rent studio space in the building.

Once again the building is full of life and activity as it becomes an increasingly popular venue for Art shows, weddings, receptions, concerts and special events as well as movie and film productions and artists of all sorts.

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