Rex is the latin word for ‘King’ and we certainly like to live up to that translation. We at The Rex do everything in our power to make sure our venue is the King of Live Jazz Performance in the city. We’re very grateful to have won  NOW MAGAZINE’s Reader’s Choice award for Toronto’s Best Jazz/Blues Bar. While it is truly an honor to receive this recognition, we aim to continue serving our community the best live jazz & blues in Toronto until we are the #1 Jazz Venue in the country!
This award has motivated us to do a deep dive in remembering how many different sources consider us to be among the top Jazz Venues around. We have been nominated for and won Now Magazine’s Reader’s Choice for Best Jazz/Blues Bar in Toronto several times, the most recent being in 2019. This is also the case with Downbeat Magazine’s listing of “Great Jazz Venue” which we received again in 2020. We are proud to be featured on an abundance of listicles boasting the best atmosphere and quality of performances, among other attributes. Join us in reminiscing (and delighting in) some of the most prominent and recent rankings featuring The Rex.


Special thanks to all our supporters, especially Toronto Blogs for the inspiration & showcase.

Readers’ Choice 2021: Toronto’s best music

Toronto Blogs  – Best Jazz Bars Toronto

Downbeat 2020 – 106 Clubs Where Jazz Lives

JazzFM – Toronto’s Best Jazz Clubs

BlogTO – Best Live Music Venues

BestJazzClubs – Best Jazz Clubs in the World

The Richest – 10 Best High End Jazz Bars In Canada That Are Actually Worth Going To

TripSavvy – Top Live Music & Concert Venues in Toronto

Frommers – Toronto’s Best Nightlife

Clickit Ticket – 35 Best Jazz Clubs in Canada

GearPatrol – 17 Favorite Jazz Clubs Across America

Tripadvisor – Best Jazz Clubs & Bars in Ontario

Trip101 – 10 Best Jazz Bars in Toronto, Canada – 10 of the Absolute Best Jazz Clubs in Toronto



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