Colonial Tavern

in Toronto, Canada

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197 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1M4, Canada
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N43° 39' 12.24" W79° 22' 45.84"   (43.6534, -79.3794)
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The Colonial Tavern was one of the most famous jazz venues in Canada from the 1950s till its closure in the late 1970s. It was located at 201–203 Yonge Street in Toronto, Ontario (now an open lot between 197 Yonge Street and 205 Yonge Street) where a historic plaque (now removed) remembered this key jazz venue. The Colonial Tavern was owned and managed by brothers-in-law Mike (Myer) G. Lawrence, Goodwin (Goody) and Harvey Lichtenberg. 197–199 Yonge Street (the former Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce building) and 201–203 Yonge Street were purchased by Sal Parasuco of Montreal, Quebec, who planned to erect a hotel. The properties were sold to MOD Developments of Toronto in January 2012 for the Massey Tower condo project


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Colonial Tavern

Address: 197 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1M4, Canada