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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 1 Comments

D-Beatstro

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

Tanja-Tiziana

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

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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

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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 2 Comments

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

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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 2 Comments

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

The hip-hop-focused festival makes space for local acts not readily supported by the scene more

Jun 6, 2017 12:55 PM Features

Seven44

Michael Rancic

Seven44 has been locked out by its landlord, while Ratio has chosen to cease operations more

May 16, 2017 11:41 AM Features 1 Comments

Highest Order

Amanda Fotes

CMW’s Music Cities Summit highlighted the closeness between industry and policymakers, and the limitations of what a Music City can offer more

Apr 24, 2017 3:45 PM Features

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Tanja-Tiziana

Earlier start and end times could equate to larger, diverse audiences that include more 9-to-5ers, suburbanites, parents, university students and older folks more

Mar 30, 2017 3:21 PM Features 13 Comments

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Tanja-Tiziana

A snail's-pace city council and lack of diversity and access are destroying our biggest cultural export more

Mar 14, 2017 3:42 PM Music

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Derek Ma

Wavelength and the City Hall Live's Sunday panel discussion suggested that the idea of being a citizen is in need of a rethink more

Mar 6, 2017 2:12 PM Music

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