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Blues Hall: El Mocambo and Silver Dollar

blues hall: Donations accepted at the door. grossmanstavern, according to NOW Magazine. As venues vanish and politicians promote Toronto's music city label, there's been an effort in the last few years to celebrate and protect our heritage venues the Horseshoe, Massey Hall, the Matador, the Silver Dollar and the El Mocambo. Free. But there's one legendary venue that's been operating for the better part of a century and yet is perpetually overlooked. Though it's fostered the careers of some big names from Jeff Healey to Alannah Myles to Downchild Blues Band, the latter of which is basically a blues hall of fame on its own it was born a dive and it has remained a dive. Grossman's Tavern is the opposite of flashy. ( As reported in the news.