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Koerner Hall Named Toronto’s Best Concert Hall

Koerner Hall Named Toronto’s Best Concert Hall

Published on November 2, 2017

Koerner Hall Named Toronto’s Best Concert Hall

Koerner Hall, in The Royal Conservatory of Music’s TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, has been named Best Concert Hall in NOW magazine’s 2017 “Best of Toronto” Reader’s Choice Awards. This is the first win for Koerner Hall in this category.

This recognition from Toronto’s leading news and entertainment weekly is the latest example of acclaim from local media. In 2016, Koerner Hall was named the city’s top concert hall by classical music blog Ludwig Van Toronto. The Toronto Star has described the venue as “magnificent in its acoustics, as much as its design” and The Globe and Mail has hailed it as “a beautiful space for music, in every way.”

Since opening on September 25, 2009, Koerner Hall has become beloved by local concertgoers for its breathtaking beauty and acoustic excellence. More than one million people have attended close to 2,000 concerts and events in the venue. Koerner Hall has established itself as a cultural hub in Toronto and has a growing international reputation as one of the best concert halls in the world.

The hall has also become the venue of choice for many internationally celebrated performers. Lang Lang has described it as “the best acoustic hall in the world,” while Grammy Award-winning jazz artist Dianne Reeves has lauded its “extraordinary” sound. Iconic actress Meryl Streep described her experience in the hall as “the warmest embrace of any room I’ve been in” while Bill Murray praised it as an “incredible venue.”

“The Best Concert Hall win in NOW magazine validates our position as a venue for all of Toronto,” said Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts. “It’s also a validation of the diverse concerts and events that take place in Koerner Hall, presented by a myriad of arts and literary groups.”

The first concerts of Koerner Hall’s 10th anniversary season will be announced in January 2018.

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Resounding! The Campaign for The Royal Conservatory, has been launched to celebrate the upcoming 10th anniversary of Koerner Hall, as well as the 20th anniversary of The Glenn Gould School. To learn more or donate, visit