Many members of the music community and public have asked how they could help to save or revive their beloved Hugh's Room. In response, a working group of volunteers assembled and has developed a viable plan for re-opening Hugh's Room as a not-for-profit organization. The group includes lawyers, business people, accountants, music promoters, publicists, venue operators and members of the community. The group has determined that Hugh's Room Live can clearly sustain itself financially going forward. With the right infrastructure and community support, the legacy of Hugh's Room can be continued. Toronto can continue to have a destination venue that presents the genres, variety and high quality of music that Hugh's Room is renowned for across the continent.
Help Keep Hugh's Room Live Alive
You know Hugh’s Room Live. You know what it’s like to hear great music in our intimate space. It is the only venue of its kind in Toronto.
Musicians love the room because audiences really listen. They feel respected and valued, many come back time and again to play your favorite music, try new tunes, launch CDs, and connect with their audience. And HRL is a crucial stepping stone in the careers of emerging musicians, young artists who are on their way to successful careers. Audiences at Hugh's Room were among the first to hear The Strumbellas, and Brighid Fry, now of Moscow Apartment. Who will you discover here next?
There is no other place like Hugh’s Room Live in Toronto.
We have big news. Hugh’s Room Live is now a registered charity, recognizing our valuable work supporting musicians and contributing to Toronto’s live music scene. This means that you will receive a charitable tax reciept for the full amount of your donation.
Like other arts and culture not-for-profits we need your help. To date HRL has received no government subsidy; we are completely supported by passionate music lovers like you, and our revenues.
Our campaign’s goal is to raise $300,000 by December 31, 2019.
Your donation today makes more great music possible - and you'll receive a charitable tax receipt for the full amount. A generous donation of $500 or more would go a long way to helping us reach our goal, but we are grateful for donations of all amounts.