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Massey Hall reopens after massive modernization that preserves iconic music venue’s magic

25 reopening, and construction workers and sound engineers were still installing seats and setting up equipment to get the hall ready for the first audience since it closed for renovations in June 2018.

“I can’t wait to play here,” said Cuddy, whose band has performed at the legendary hall dozens of times.

And the plaster ceiling, once covered in dusty chicken wire to protect audiences from falling debris, has been precisely repaired.

The stage has also been completely rebuilt and the entire ground level has been raised, bringing the stage closer to the balcony and gallery seats.

Anyone who has ever been to Massey Hall knows that one of the worst parts of the experience was the limited number of bathrooms and their location in the basement.

“You know, we do things in very contemporary ways, but to acknowledge and respect the history, to try not to change it but to augment the feeling of being here.

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