Toronto’s Budweiser Stage brings all the nostalgic vibes to The 6ix. So many iconic artists have performed here, but there’s one time in particular we can all reminisce on: OVO Fest. Whether it was in 2016 when Controlla was all the hype or 2018 when Drake literally recreated the CN Tower on stage, the city was always alive at Budweiser Stage.
Live Nation has just announced plans to redevelop Budweiser Stage into a venue for music fans to enjoy anytime of the year. Budweiser Stage has become definitive summertime destination in Toronto, and why not have that all year round? Here’s what Live Nation has in store for the venue’s redevelopment.
A New Look For Budweiser Stage
The changes to Budweiser Stage come after the City of Toronto’s announcement of the redevelopment of Ontario Place. They’re remodelling the venue into a modern, year-round live music and performance venue with 20,000 outdoor capacity and 9,000 indoor.
The new venue was created with sustainability at the heart of the design. It plans on improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
This new state-of-the-art amphitheatre will continue to attract world-class artists and provide premiere live entertainment, hosting live music and other events. Since opening the doors more than 25 years ago, Live Nation has seen more than 8 million music fans.
Completed by 2030, the new facility is expected to receive up to 1 million visitors and support more than 900 jobs during events.
“The redevelopment of the amphitheater into a year-round venue will offer fans more opportunities to celebrate the live music experience with their favourite artists.”Riley O’Connor, Chairman, Live Nation Canada.
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