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Kate Killet

Musician and visual artist Petra Glynt (also known as Alexandra Mackenzie) brings us to her old neighbourhood, reflecting on the period before she moved to Montreal more

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Vlad Podvorny

Historic Toronto venue El Mocambo is still under renovation, but the neon palms will be re-lit on November 15. more

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R. Jeanette Martin

Toronto venue The Matador is going on sale. Even after securing a zoning certificate, owner Paul McCaughey's plans to re-open the 102-year-old ballroom have faltered again. more

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David D. Goldberg

While long-running Toronto music venues vanish, legendary blues bar Grossman's Tavern on Spadina is still operating more or less the same as it always has more

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R. Jeanette Martin

The Matador, Toronto's historic and beleaguered speakeasy/music venue, has got its zoning, and now owner Paul McCaughey hopes it will open by March 2019 more

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Stuart Lowe; courtesy of Sistema

Doug Ford's government rescinded $500,000 in funding to after-school music program Sistema Toronto, and artists like Brendan Canning and Amy Millan have thoughts about it. more

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Anton Mak

Despite being the highest-grossing genre in the world, hip-hop often struggles for space on local stages more

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Fighting against the city’s venue crisis, Future Peers, Witch Prophet and VERSA are throwing a multi-disciplinary show at the former home of Whippersnapper Gallery. more

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Tanja-Tiziana

The 10-year-old goth club's owner says a major rent hike is to blame more

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J. Ashley Nixon

Sled Island's 12th edition in Calagary proved that Toronto festivals could learn a thing or two from this festival, that puts music ahead of branding. more

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Michael Watier

The Cadillac Lounge is not closing. The building had been sold and there were lots of goodbyes, but after months of delays the Parkdale bar and music venue is not going anywhere. more

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Samuel Engelking

Massey Hall is about to close for the last phase of a $142-million renovation and is scheduled to reopen in 2020. Before the Toronto concert hall darkens, we gathered memories from throughout the venue's 124 years from Buffy Sainte-Marie, Peaches and more

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Samuel Engelking

Massey Hall, Toronto's landmark 124-year-old venue is about to close for a massive $142-million renovation. Here's what you can expect when it reopens in 2020. more

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Double Double Land has closed after nine years in Kensington Market. The DIY venue threw one last show with Mary Ocher, Lief Hall, Bile Sister and the Canadian Romantic. more

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From 1991 to 1994, Wednesday nights at the Cameron House were a platform for some of today’s most talented singers, DJs, artists, directors and poets, including Director X and Divine Brown Twenty-five years later, Queen West has never been the same. more

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Michael Watier

Toronto bar and music venue Cadillac Lounge was set to close and open with new owners in April, but legal issues gave it an unexpected afterlife. Now it will reopen under the new name Blind Faith. more

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Michael Watier

Parkdale bar and music club's new owner will continue to host live bands more

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The long-standing venue will shut its doors on April 15 more

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Owner Steve Mitchell says the new owner won't be using the space for live music but that it will be "good for Kensington" more

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Michael Rancic

Before its final festival, musicians lament the end of a vital venue more

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