First established in 1996 the London Music Hall wasn’t always the place we’ve come to know and love so much today. As the former location of the first Zellers in Canada, Mike Manuel purchased the 40,000-square-foot storefront on Dundas St. in 1994. “It was empty when I bought it, but it was a good deal.” He first turned the space into a market called ‘The Downtown Trade Centre,’ when it didn’t go as well as he expected he decided to return to what was his first London business and open Cosmo City. CC was a laser tag/arcade entertainment complex that offered video games, birthday party rooms and of course laser tag! It was a hit! However, With the growth of home game consoles, Cosmo City closed in 2005. Manuel said, “It was a very good run.”
You know the story doesn’t end here!
Rum Runners came to life with the decline of Cosmo City as it was only being used for parties and events at the time. The venue quickly took off and with that came the decision to open the doors of the London Music Hall in 2006. They intended to bring great live music to the community and with winning Best Venue at the Jack Richardson Music Awards & Nominated for Best Venue at the Canadian Music and Broadcasting Awards we say they sure brought it! Lauren Denault, Assistant at the LMH shared with us “With the help of the community and city of London we were able to expand and create the ultimate live entertainment experience.”
The London Music Hall has become a staple to our community bringing us the likes of DeadMau5, Snoop Dogg, The Trews, Alexisonfire, Avicii, Apocalyptica, J. Cole, Afrojack, Skrillex, A Day To Remember, NOFX and so many more, always reaching every end of the spectrum so every music lover locally and beyond has something to enjoy.
Venue for the Top Ten #StartYourJRNY Finalist Showcase & Winner Selection
Opening Spot with related artist for Winner
Thank you, London Music Hall for your generous contributions and Starting this JRNY with us!
More details on the launch of the Finalist Showcase & Winner selection is coming your way! Until then, submit your tracks and thanks for reading!