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Massey Hall Project

The Peter MacCallum fonds at Media Commons Archives contains 40 exterior and interior views in black and white of Toronto’s iconic Massey Hall. The originals are silver prints made by the artist from his medium format negatives.

In this exhibit, the digital images are presented in ten linked series. We retrace the photographer’s progress, starting with a circuit of the hall’s exterior, then moving inside to show the three seating levels, the lobby area, the view from the stage, the backstage, and the dressing rooms.

Using the image viewers below, we invite you to scroll through each series, and explore the zoom and full-screen functions to see the photographs in context.

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Exterior Views from the Yonge Street Series, 2008-2010

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Massey Hall Interiors Series, 1987 and 2010-2013

Orchestra Level

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Stage

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Backstage

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Lobby Area and Box Office

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Balcony Level

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Gallery Level

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Attic Storey

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Basement

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Administration Offices, Albert Building

Massey Hall Project