Massey Hall getting ready to ‘shave’ off its iconic 100-year-old ‘moustache’ stairs
Massey Hall’s memorable stairs were added in 1911, after the Great Fire of Toronto in 1904. After more than 100 years, Massey Hall is removing its iconic moustache as part of the building’s revitalization plan.
Early Wednesday morning, scaffolds and construction crew members were seen outside the building at Shuter and Victoria Sts. to strip away what have affectionately become known as Massey Hall’s moustache staircases.
The Massey Hall revitalization is a two-year renovation project meant to renew both the interior and exterior of the National Historic Site and construct a new addition to the south of the building.
Once finished, the hall will have a retractable seating system and two new venues — a 500-person site in the south tower and a more intimate space in the hall’s expanded Centuries bar.