Imagine a small European concert stage in an art gallery setting right here in the heart of Toronto. Heliconian Hall is such a place. Equipped with a well maintained Steinway grand piano, Heliconian Hall allows performances to reach the highest standards.
The Heliconian Hall, a national historic site built in 1876 it is a charming building constructed in the Carpenter’s Gothic style. It was part of rural Toronto when it was built in 1875, the Heliconian Hall is situated between contemporary galleries in today’s Yorkville. Original elements of the Carpenter’s Gothic board-and-batten church have been restored to their former glory; a Victorian rose window above the entrance presides over a majestic oak and brick wood-burning fireplace; the air-conditioned hall with vaulted ceiling and wooden rafters provides stellar acoustics; with a capacity up to 120 people making the club popular for musical and dramatic presentations. An adjacent suite has a modest finishing kitchen, a bar and French doors that lead to an intimate patio in the rear.
Heliconian Hall is the home of The Toronto Heliconian Club the oldest association of its kind in Canada. It was founded in 1909 to give women in the arts and letters an opportunity to meet socially and intellectually. The club still holds to its original purpose while responding to the needs of today’s women in the arts. The club is composed of women representing art, dance, drama, humanities, literature and music.
Located is located in the heart of Yorkville at 35 Hazelton Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5R 2E3 Canada (map)