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Amanda Fotes

The Toronto Music Advisory Council has started exploring a new initiative to open city-owned spaces to DIY music organizations and promoters Read more

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Clinton's

In farewell notice, staff say they've been "fighting a tireless battle to keep our doors open" and plead for an investor to come forward Read more

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Michael Watier

The developer who bought it wants to turn the former home of the 19-year-old bar and music venue into a seven-storey building with hotel suites, event and retail space Read more

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The century-old speakeasy and music venue will become a six-storey residence – but the marquee and signature-covered wall will remain Read more

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Maria Jose Govea

Expect the vanishing venue crisis to get more urgent and the fight for space to get more political, plus a focus on climate change and mental health Read more

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Jose San Juan

Scarborough councillor Michael Thompson has been appointed the city's new Night Economy Ambassador. But what does that mean? We asked him. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

It’s clear that the city is growing – but in what direction? Read more

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Sarah Rix

The money would be targeted toward bars and clubs feeling the pressure of increasing property taxes – but the provincial government could stand in the way Read more

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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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