The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, in short, is just that: Legendary.
While it is not the largest or most glamorous venue in Toronto, the Horseshoe has seen the likes of Etta James to the Stones to the Tragically Hip to Stompin’ Tom Connors to the Pixies on its stage. Almost everyone has a, “One time, at the Horseshoe…”-story, and someone had the bright idea of trying to create a list of the best ones.
Global took a look back at the history of the Horseshoe Tavern in 2013, check it out below.
Local author David McPherson has gathered many of those stories for his forthcoming book, The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History, set for publication by Dundurn Press on September 23.
“When it comes to live music in North America, there are few places that can match the storied building at 370 Queen West,” McPherson tells NOW. “The Horseshoe is a beacon for music lovers, a pilgrimage place for those who love and understand its significance as part of Toronto’s rich musical landscape.”
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