The Riverboat Coffeehouse

Image Via Joni Mitchell

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

The venue was below street level, and seated 120 people. Every seat was close to the stage, providing an intimate showcase of the top names in popular music, including:

Simon & Garfunkel, Jeff Buckley, Ritchie Havens, Junior Wells, John Prine, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Arlo Guthrie, Buddy Guy, Kris Kristofferson, John Lee Hooker, Doc Watson, Tim Hardin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Janis Ian, Seals & Crofts, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot and Joni Mitchell.

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.

“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”

The Riverboat Coffeehouse
134 Yorkville Ave.
Toronto ON M5R 1C4