The best places in Toronto to watch the Tragically Hip's final concert

Aug 19 2016, 4:12 pm

Canada’s beloved Tragically Hip will be hitting the stage one last time this weekend in Kingston, ON.

And if you couldn’t catch them in Toronto last week, there’s still a chance to see them live in the city. Perhaps not live at the Air Canada Centre, but on a big screen, and still among hundreds of other Hip fans.

As the Man Machine Poem tour comes to an end, CBC and The Tragically Hip present “The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration,” which will be broadcast live across the country.

To make this an unforgettable experience, here are 7 places to catch that final bow in Toronto on August 20:

The Danforth Music Hall

This free screening will be broadcast on the 420 sq ft screen at the Danforth Music Hall. Entry is free with RSVP to [email protected] All RSVPs are good for entry, but it is subject to capacity.

When: August 20, doors at 7 pm
Where: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue

The Horseshoe Tavern

In 1992, The Tragically Hip performed at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern. Now, you can catch a live broadcast of their final show at this legendary space. This event is free, and donations will be welcome. 100% of the donations will go to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research.

When: August 20, doors at 7 pm
Where: The Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen Street West

Carlton Cinema

Catch the final hip screening at a movie theatre. The free concert screening will have tickets available in person at the box office. Carlton Cinema will also be accepting donations to the Canadian Cancer Society at the box office.

When: August 20, screening is at 8:30 pm – but get there early
Where: Carlton Theatre, 20 Carlton Street

Junction City Music Hall

The Junction City Music Hall is hosting a free screening of the Hip show, promising big screens and great sound. There will be donation jugs at the bar, with all proceeds going towards the Sunnybrook Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research.

When: August 20, doors at 8 pm
Where: Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas Street West

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Another cinema screening, this time at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. For this screening, members can access tickets on their website.

When: August 20, screening at 8:30 pm
Where:Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West

Revue Cinema

A free community screening will take place at Revue Cinema. Although some seats will be reserved for members, the rest will be on a first come, first serve basis – so get there early. There will also be Canadian music trivia, followed by the concert at 8:30 pm.

When: August 20, doors at 7 pm
Where: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue


Marking a CNE-first event of its kind, the highly anticipated concert will air live on the CNE’s Bandshell Stage on Saturday. Celebrate with hundreds of others in this iconic summer venue. Free with admission.

When: August 20, screening at 8:30 pm
Where: CNE, 210 Princes’ Blvd.