Roy Thomson Hall has wonderful acoustics, but I’ll admit that we all looked out of place as stoned college students.
Cannabis and music go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Each is great on its own, but the combination gives you something spectacular that you can’t get with either ingredient in isolation. When I was an art student at the University of Toronto, I saw a lot of DIY music events that were hosted in random homes and warehouse buildings. There was one house in Huron Sussex that was always being occupied by college students from either University of Toronto, Trinity College, or Victoria University. Although the concerts were usually shut down by local RCMP before it could get too late, we still tried to push it as much as possible. These loud events were always heightened with a thick cloud of cannabis smoke within the air inside. Even if you weren’t hitting a joint, it was hard to avoid getting a contact high in those situations. However, we attended as many professional concerts as the DIY ones we hosted ourselves in Yorkville and the university district. One night we all packed into a van for an interesting concert at Roy Thomson Hall. It was the Toronto Symphony Orchestra playing Beethoven’s ninth symphony, the one that most know best. Roy Thomson Hall has wonderful acoustics, but I’ll admit that we all looked out of place as stoned college students. I told my friends to wear nice clothing, but only half of them complied with that request. At least we all had a great evening listening to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall. As a lover of music as both a listener and a performer, I can’t think of a better place to live than Toronto if you compare Canadian metropolitan cities.