We have gone on and on about the fact that our backpacker’s inn is the only of the Toronto Hostels to be located in the heart of the city’s Entertainment District.
The world renowned music-video venue Much Music is located just one block east of our doors.
Virtually every top pop musical entertainer/group/band appearing in Toronto ends up at the MM Studios for a performance or interview or both.
Over the years, we have seen Neil Young, Bono, the Stones, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Pink, the Bare Naked Ladies, Christina Aguillera, Shakira, Leonard Cohen etc…etc.
Last night (Sept. 21st) was the turn of the British Alternative Rock Group “Coldplay” to visit and perform. Much Music erected a outdoor stage in their parking lot and two blocks of Queen Street (a main city thoroughfare) was closed to traffic.
Coldplay, one of the world’s top bands performed a free concert in front of a crowd of adoring, rain soaked, appreciative fans.
A lot of hostel residents made the one-block hike to Queen Street to hear the band play. It was a rainy, cool fall evening but even the weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of the fans crowding and clogging busy Queen Street.
Of all the hostels in Toronto, ours is the one at the centre of the pulse of this vibrant city.