Doors first opened in 1947 to this unpretentious Queen Street tavern and over the next few years it grew into the local go-to for country and bluegrass. As the back room live stage started seeing more big-name acts including Willie Nelson and Hank Williams, the Horseshoe started to earn its reputation as a significant live music venue for local Canadian talent too. This was solidified when Stompin’ Tom Connors played sold out shows and even recorded his first live album at the Horseshoe. Today it’s an institution, and has hosted the likes of Brian Adams, The Tragically Hip, Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene.
370 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A2, Canada