From humble beginnings, The Rex Hotel & Jazz and Blues Bar has grown into a musical Mecca presenting 18 shows per week.
Since the late '80s, the Rex has been at the forefront of Toronto's thriving local jazz scene. the casual atmosphere, eclectic mix of retro-chic decor, and dilemma inflicting variety of draught beer make The Rex feel like a second home.
The Jazz & Blues Bar continually attracts Canada's finest musicians and is unique in that it remains distinctly inexpensive and affordable for the budget-conscious. During the annual Downtown Jazz Festival, The Rex is one of the central venues, and it's not unusual for world-renowned musicians (like Harry Connick Jr. or Ani Difranco) to show up and jam on our stage.
Directions: Located on the North side of Queen St. W. between University and Spadina.