Music City

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

Mar 20, 2018 6:04 PM Music

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

Feb 20, 2018 5:32 PM Music

Vegan café and punk venue D-Beatstro at 1292 Bloor West, Toronto

Michael Rancic

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

Feb 14, 2018 4:25 PM Features

Mayor John Tory declared February 7 a day to celebrate the UK punk band, while "Music City" still faces real and present issues more

Feb 7, 2018 5:54 PM Music

Joel Smye

Sasha Niveole

As the Bathurst club turns four, Smye takes stock of gender parity behind the decks, competition from DIY parties and vanishing music venues more

Jan 31, 2018 12:42 PM Features

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Samuel Engelking

The collective of local DJs and promoters thinks the city can be the next Berlin more

Jan 31, 2018 11:53 AM Features


Samuel Engelking

From investing in music hubs to reviewing Toronto's music city partnership with Austin, these are the threads to follow across the venue crisis this year more

Jan 11, 2018 10:45 AM Features

Vegan café and punk venue D-Beatstro at 1292 Bloor West, Toronto

Michael Rancic

Finding themselves on the hook for costly renovations, the owners decided to go out on their own terms. more

Jan 3, 2018 12:57 PM Music

Gord Downie Tragically Hip


From vanishing (and reappearing) venues to the Indigenous Next Wave, these are the most fascinating stories we've been following this year more

Dec 29, 2017 12:50 PM Features


Samuel Engelking

After a decade in storage, the iconic spinning records are finally lit up for public view at Yonge-Dundas Square – but the saga continues more

Dec 13, 2017 5:00 AM Features

As the venue undergoes a massive renovation, what can we learn from its history? more

Nov 22, 2017 11:24 AM Features

After putting on the X Avant festival at the Annex venue in October, the creative music centre is making the partnership official more

Nov 15, 2017 1:31 PM Music

With many smaller venues under threat, the historic concert hall is using its institutional status to provide space for young artists more

Oct 20, 2017 12:17 PM Music

The Steady

David Laurence

The vegan brunch spot/queer-friendly bar and music venue is throwing its final party on October 31 more

Oct 6, 2017 6:14 PM Music


R. Jeanette Martin

Less Bar will put specific emphasis on space for people of colour, female-identified, trans and queer people more

Sep 1, 2017 11:30 AM Music

The second part of the 22-storey mural includes the likenesses of Carole Pope, Rush, Jay Douglas, Gasworks and more more

Aug 16, 2017 1:08 PM Features

The club's owners already have another space lined up in the west end more

Jul 22, 2017 1:17 PM Music

Silver Dollar

Ben Spurr

City council is going the commemorative plaque route, while New York City is giving thousands of hours of free rehearsal space and more to its musicians more

Jul 13, 2017 3:23 PM Features


Michael Watier

Owner Sam Grosso confirms the Parkdale building is for sale and he's in the process of trying to find the right buyer more

Jun 26, 2017 11:51 AM Features

Janelle Monae

Zach Slootsky

Their latest meeting found the group in existential crisis – but they approved every motion anyway more

Jun 9, 2017 5:51 PM Features