Toronto venues: The Matador

Toronto the “Music City”? I’m not sure “the” is the right word, but maybe “a” would be better used.

Articles on the sale of the Toronto music venue the Matador (466 Dovercourt Rd) have surfaced. Former owner Paul McCaughey recently sold the Matador after buying it from the long-time owner Ann Dunn in 2010.

This has got me thinking about a number of things:

  • Where does change come from?
  • How can we cultivate and support music better?
  • Should we rely on wealthy investors to save our iconic venues?
  • What constitutes a good venue?

A very personal article by my pal, Ben Rayner. 
An article by former owner Paul McCaughey.