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Drake has teamed up with Live Nation Canada to launch a new live entertainment venue in his hometown of Toronto.
According to Variety, the venue is set to open by the end of 2021 and will be “versatile and intimate.” The capacity of the facility is 2,500 people and each year it will host 200 plus events and concerts.
“Some of my most memorable shows we’re playing smaller rooms like History,” Drake said in a statement to the outlet. “I wanted to take those memories and what I learned to create an incredible experience for both the artists and the fans.”
The venue will be able to host a slew of events, including concerts, live entertainment, galas, and community programs. In the coming weeks and months, space will announce its inaugural events and career opportunities.
“We saw an opportunity to bring Toronto a great new venue, and we have so much gratitude and respect for Drake teaming up with us to bring it to life in the best way possible,” said Michael Rapino, President and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment.
“History will offer guests up-close experiences with their favorite artists that are unrivaled in Toronto,” explained Riley O’Connor, chairman of Live Nation Canada. “We take pride in and expect History to become an important part of the community.”
The venue is currently under construction and is set to be finished by the end of the Summer. The plan has been in the works for the past three years and all be located in the east end of the city at 1663 Queen Street East in the Beaches neighborhood.