Over the last few years, the London Music Hall, located on Queens Ave, has seen many positive changes. With a $1.5 million renovation in 2013, this was where the changes started.
Local band Hindsight have been one of many small bands to get the chance to open on the music hall’s stage. Vocalist and guitarist, Brent McSwiggan, said since the renovation “it’s only been up from here”. He also added that playing on their stage is a completely different, yet amazing feeling from being a fan in the crowd.
From the business side, an employee of 10-years has noticed all of the success. Controlling the lights and sound of many different shows, Jason Sempur, said he feels the popularity of the music hall also makes a contribution to the city. By bringing bigger shows to London, he described it as “bringing Toronto to London”, because there isn’t a good venue like the music hall between the two cities.
Sempur also added that the main reasons fans keep coming back, and the music hall has been so successful is because of the different genres that play the stage. “Bands play here, the DJ’s play here, acoustic plays here, metal bands play here,” Sempur said, “they have fun, and they love it”.