As the touring industry awakens, Drake is collaborating with Live Nation Canada on a new live entertainment venue in the rapper and businessman's beloved hometown of Toronto that will open its doors later this year.
The venue, called History, has a capacity of 2,500. The intimate size is intentional: "Some of my most memorable shows were playing smaller rooms,” Drake said in a statement. "I wanted to take those memories and what I learned to create an incredible experience for both the artists and the fans."
History has been in development for more than three years, and construction is scheduled to be complete later this summer. The venue includes both general admission and reserved seating areas. Once doors open, it will host 200 concerts and other events annually.