The Riverboat Coffeehouse

Image Via Joni Mitchell

Former Location –
The Riverboat opened in October, 1964 and closed in June of 1978.

In February of 1969, Neil Young performed a series of shows here. His album “Live at the Riverboat 1969” is a live recording from these shows. Neil paid tribute to the club in his song “Ambulance Blues,” from his 1974 album “On The Beach” in which he sang “back in the old folky days, the Riverboat was rockin’ in the rain.” 

“Live at the Riverboat 1969” Track listing

Emcee Intro. / Sugar Mountain Intro.
“Sugar Mountain”
Incredible Doctor Rap
“The Old Laughing Lady”
Audience Observation / Dope Song / Band Names Rap
“Flying on the Ground Is Wrong”
On the Way Home Intro.
“On the Way Home”
Set Break / Emcee Intro.
“I’ve Loved Her So Long”
Allen A-Dale Rap
“I Am a Child”
“1956 Bubblegum Disaster”
“The Last Trip to Tulsa”
Words Rap
“Broken Arrow”
Turn Down the Lights Rap
“Whiskey Boot Hill”
Expecting to Fly Intro.
“Expecting to Fly”

Other Notable Acts That Played at The Riverboat Coffee House Include:

2/16/1974 – Bruce Cockburn
3/29/1970 – James Taylor
12/3/1967 – Joni Mitchell
11/12/1967 – Richie Havens
9/18/1967 – James Cotton Blues Band
6/16/1967 – Junior Wells’ Chicago Blues Band
4/13/1967 – Arlo Guthrie
6/17/1966 – Gordon Lightfoot

The Riverboat Coffee House
134 Yorkville Ave.
Toronto ON M5R 1C4

The Riverboat Coffee House