Hugh's Room

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Hugh's Room
Hugh's Room Toronto.jpg
Hugh's Room in September 2008.
Address 2261 Dundas Street W
Toronto ON M6R 1X6
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 43°39′17″N 79°27′08″W / 43.654832°N 79.452202°W / 43.654832; -79.452202Coordinates: 43°39′17″N 79°27′08″W / 43.654832°N 79.452202°W / 43.654832; -79.452202
Owner Richard Carson
Type Nightclub
Genre(s) Folk
Capacity 200
Built ?
Opened April 2001
Hugh's Room

Hugh's Room is a restaurant and live music venue in Toronto, Ontario.[1] It is located on Dundas Street West in the city's Roncesvalles neighbourhood.

The club was opened in 2001 by Richard Carson and named in memory of his brother Hugh, a former folk musician who had dreamed of opening his own performance venue before his death of cancer in 1999.[2]

Primarily a folk music club,[1] Hugh's Room also sometimes booked jazz, blues, classical and comedy artists as well.[3] Noted artists who have performed at the club include Pete Seeger, Serena Ryder, Sylvia Tyson, Odetta, Jane Siberry, Ron Sexsmith, Maria Muldaur and Richie Havens. Odetta's performance at the venue, on October 25, 2008, was her last-ever live performance before her death on December 2 that year.[4]

On January 8, 2017, Hugh's Room closed its doors for financial reasons.[3] Several days later, a community committee announced plans to restructure the venue's accumulated debt and reopen.[5] The club is now slated to reopen in April 2017. following a successful fundraising initiative and the formation of a non-profit committee to manage the venue.[6]


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