Category Archives: Places

Ted’s Range Road Diner

ted-s-range-road-dinerOut on Grey Rd. 112, the road that heads up to the military base at the west end of Meaford, Ted’s Range Rd. Diner is the most soulful venue in town featuring live jamming every Wednesday night.  It usually kicks off around 9 or 10 and runs until 1 in the morning.  This is a real electric jam with a house band of excellent players, most of whom developed their chops right here over the decades that the Wednesday night jam has been happening.  The great thing is that if you play drums, guitar or bass you can join in – it’s not just for singers.  Come for supper and enjoy a truly unique menu featuring a wide range of live game.  This is a licensed venue.

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Captain’s Corner

Captains-Corner-bldg-bannerA famous fish and chips destination, Captains Corner at Sykes and Collingwood, featured music on the patio through the summer.  Now it’s moved inside with weekly Wednesday jams hosted by Amanda Dorey and featured performers on the weekends, during the dinner hours from 6 to 9.In addition to their fish and chips and legendary homemade pies, Captains Corner is licenced for alcoholic beverages.

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The Barn

the-marketLocated on Hwy. 26 at the east end of Meaford, The Barn is a co-operative that is focused on holistic living, sustainability, community involvement and local music.  It includes an organic grocery store and great food and coffee.  Sunday afternoons from two to around five there’s an open stage with hosts that revolve each month.  It’s a great venue, with a view of the highway and, because there is no alcohol served, it’s an ideal place for young people to get a taste of performing.

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The Opera House at Meaford Hall

Meaford concert venue

The cultural jewel at the centre of town is Meaford Hall, where the Opera House regularly presents a variety of entertainment, including films, live plays and concerts.  The Opera House seats 240 people on the main floor and an additional 60 in the balcony.

concert seating at Meaford Hall

Excellent sight lines and great acoustics make every performance a treat

The venue regularly hosts top Canadian bands of all styles and has a reputation among musicians as a great venue where they are treated well and met with enthusiastic audiences.  On the floor below the Opera House, there is an art gallery with a bar, and recently drinks have been allowed in the Opera House as well.  For live performances one of the greatest assets of the hall, for performers and audience alike is a good sound system and a very professional technical staff.

Meaford's Opera House

Looking out from the stage where enthusiastic audiences pack the hall

During performances local volunteers act as ushers.  No matter what the show, patrons of Meaford Hall always leave feeling that they have enjoyed an exceptional night out.

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