The Rock Pile

Location

888 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
Canada

 

 

The Masonic Temple, also known as the CTV Temple or the MTV Temple, is a four storey building located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on the north-west corner of Davenport Road and Yonge Street.

Constructed in 1917, the cornerstone was laid November 17th, 1917. In the years before its sale to Bell Globemedia subsidiary CTV, it had been known as the Concert Hall, and the Rockpile (a nightclub). It was home to Toronto's first Led Zeppelin concert, which took place in Feb. 1969. It is of historic significance and was added to the City of Toronto's Inventory of Heritage Properties in 1974 and was designated under the Ontario Heritage Act in 1997.The building has changed hands a number of times, and in 1997 was threatened with demolition. 

In the 1990s, the studio was home of Open Mike with Mike Bullard, and was rented as a rehearsal venue by the Rolling Stones as well as one of CTV Toronto's news bureaus. In March 2006, the building became the broadcast home of the new MTV Canada. (Wikipedia)

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