Honouring Deane Cameron

Deane was a record man, a musician, a leader, a mentor, and a friend. His warmth, his generosity, and his genuine care for the people in his musical life was unparalleled. Our community has felt the loss ever since his passing, but we continue to feel his impact in the music around us. Now, with your support, we will ensure Deane’s legacy is honoured in the most fitting way possible - empowering future generations to create and share their music. Share your favourite memory of Deane and join us in honouring his legacy with a donation for the Deane Cameron Recording Studio, part of the Revitalization of Massey Hall.

To get us started, a generous friend of Deane’s has committed to match the first $150,000 in donations, doubling the impact of your gift. Donors $1,000+ will receive recognition on the Massey Hall Revitalization campaign donor wall, and on a special plaque recognizing the community of supporters in honour of Deane.

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Remembering Deane Cameron

About Deane

On May 16, 2019, the world lost one of its greatest music champions. Deane Cameron started in the warehouse at EMI Music Canada in 1972, working his way to the top, becoming President in 1988 where he remained at the helm until 2012, leaving an indelible mark on Canadian culture. In 2015, Deane took over as President & CEO of the Corporation of Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall to drive the most significant revitalization in Massey Hall’s history. When the iconic red doors on Shuter Street reopen to the public, Massey Hall will be intrinsically linked to a seven-storey addition featuring new live music venues and dedicated spaces for music creation and education, collectively known as Allied Music Centre. It is here where Deane’s memory and legacy will be honoured with the creation of the Deane Cameron Recording Studio.

The Deane Cameron Recording Studio

Credit: KPMB Architects

Every performance space, from Massey Hall’s Allan Slaight Stage to each of the three new venues will be directly connected to the Deane Cameron Recording Studio where artists will immortalize their milestone moments. Emerging artists and participants in Artist Development programs will benefit from access to world-class equipment and the inspiration drawn from the most storied address in Canadian music. Education and Outreach programming will have profound impact as students and music lovers of all ages connect with music and with each other in life-changing ways made possible by the Deane Cameron Recording Studio.

Can operate as a traditional recording studio or CONNECT TO ANY STAGE throughout the facility to capture once-in-a-lifetime performances.

Features WORLD-CLASS audio recording and engineering equipment and a one-of-a-kind instrument library.

Is available to artists through our ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM for collaboration and recording demos, interviews and other essential assets for their promotional toolkits.

Provides expanded opportunities for youth and the community through our EDUCATION & OUTREACH programs, including opportunities to create and record music and explore careers in audio production.

Our Memories of Deane

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