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A sigh of relief for venue owners and promoters used to noise complaints: clearer definitions of noise, consistent measurements and a less adversarial mediation process Read more

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Samuel Engelking

As other music venues vanish, Shaun Bowring is using his Dundas West bar to advocate for local nightlife Read more

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Samuel Engelking

As rents go up and venues shut down, the underground is fighting for space. Seven promoters and musicians sound off on why parties matter and how we can make them thrive. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

What San Francisco, Amsterdam and London can tell us about what supporting the nighttime economy could look like here Read more

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Marina Hashemi

Plus, more blowback on cannabis legalization, the media drops the ball on climate action and remembering local music hero Steve Smith in Letters To The Editor Read more

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The College Street record shop's building has been sold, prompting another real-estate related music closure in Toronto Read more

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Maya Fuhr

The experimental pop trio have seen the city's DIY creative communities handcuffed by political interests and capitalist real estate agendas, but they're not giving up Read more

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Marie Wynants

Toronto's 500 Keele Warehouse venue has shut its doors. May concerts including Ben UFO and Charlotte de Witte have all been relocated from the Junction warehouse space. Read more

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Toronto record shop June Records is opening June Space – a response to the city’s venue crisis. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

The College Street dive bar and dance spot is famed for its Jamaican-style sound system with sub bass that "reaches into your soul" Read more

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The basement Toronto party venue the Shop is reopening this weekend, with many of the same parties that already called it home – plus a bunch of new DJs and new ideas. Read more

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Radheyan Simonpillai

Following his talk at the Austin event, the mayor dismissed calls for data privacy protections to be put in place before Toronto proceeds with plans to build a smart city Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

Concerned residents and representatives from music communities put aside their tensions and met up to find a solution that works for everyone Read more

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Amanda Fotes

Faith/Void, the multi-purpose venue and record store at College and Dovercourt, was a champion of DIY in Toronto’s music and arts. scene Read more

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Kate Killet

As Toronto's local music scene explodes in different directions, here’s what we think will happen in 2019. Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

From Pusha T's Danforth Music Hall brawl to Gordon Lightfoot calling last call at Massey Hall (for now), these Toronto concerts resonated beyond the stage. Read more

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Amanda Fotes

Metz and Teenanger will send Parts & Labour off the same way it started: with a sweaty basement punk show. Read more

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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 Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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