Toronto marks 50 years since the Beatles played here

The city is marking a half-century since the Beatles last played Toronto with a series of 60s-themed events that include concerts, a film screening, walking tours, a fashion show and a photo exhibit.

Organized through the city’s Museums & Heritage Services, the Beatles 50 T.O. initiative revisits history through the filter of the Fab Four’s three concerts on September 7, 1964 August 17, 1965 and August 17, 1966.

The exhibit When The Beatles Rocked -Toronto runs from June 18 to November 12 at the Market Gallery (95 Front East, second floor) and features photos curated around a timeline of the music scenes on Yonge Street and Yorkville Avenue from 1950 to 1966, as well as Beatles memorabilia.

There are also two concerts: Classic Albums Live: Beatles 1966 At Maple Leaf Gardens at Mattamy Athletic Centre on August 17, and the Massey Hall Band Plays The Beatles at Yonge-Dundas Square on August 19.

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