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 June 2018 

You're the one that I want! You’ll leave the theatre laughing, singing and ready to dance after seeing this Grease the way it was meant to be seen – in its original 1950s Chicago setting – starring a thrilling young cast of pink ladies and greasers who will rock your favourite songs from the movie in stunning new arrangements for the stage.

Performance schedule:

  • Friday, June 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call Ticketmaster at 1-855-622-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ticketmaster.ca, or buy them at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre box office (Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until show time on performance days; closed Sunday and Monday).

Location: Elgin Theatre
Address: 189 Yonge St.

TD Presents Play the Parks

 

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA

Live at the Farmer’s Market

Spend the afternoon picking up some treats at the farmers market set to the sounds of acoustic performances by a crop of talented singer-songwriters.

Farmer’s Market happening Mondays 12:00 – 4:00PM, with Musical Performances happening at 12:00 – 2:00PM

 

 

Sabrina Soares

Blending whip-fast verbal gymnastics with stuck-in-your-head pop riffs, Sabrina Soares’ debut 2016 EP ‘Plan A’ is a hooky, hip-swivelling nod to jazz, country, pop and the funky Brazilian rhythms that colour her unique heritage.

Website - www.ssmusic.net

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SabrinaSoaresMusic/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sabrinasoaresmusic/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/sabsoaresmusic

 

Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
@DowntownYonge #PLAYTHEPARKS

For more information and shedule, please visit Play the Parks website.

Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Address: 777 Bay Street
Admission: Free

Photo: Alex Boerner

Following their stellar sold-out appearance at Luminato in 2015, Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company returns with a mixed bill – featuring works choreographed by Artistic Director Osnel Delgado, Canadian Aszure Barton and Batsheva Dance Company’s Ohad Naharin.

For more information, call Ticketmaster at 1-855-622-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ticketmaster.ca, or buy them at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre box office (Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until show time on performance days; closed Sunday and Monday).

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Elgin Theatre
Address: 189 Yonge St.

Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Heritage Toronto offers free walking tours that explores architecture and music history on Yonge Street. All tours requires pre-registration.

YONGE STREET: THE HEART OF MUSIC CITY

See the sights and enjoy the tunes as we explore Toronto’s rise as a music city, and the dynamic scene that is Yonge Street, celebrating its legacy in Canadian music. From Ronnie Hawkins to Ice-T, Yonge Street has grooved to the best in the business for 50+ years.

Start Point: 25 Carlton Street
End Point: One Richmond Street West
Cost: $10 donation suggested

  View of Music World
    View of Music World at the corner of Yonge and Gould Streets, 1975. Photo courtesy of City of Toronto Archives.

Tour schedules

Tour Schedules May 19 June 17 July 26 August 19 September 16 October 4

Click on the tour date to pre-register

Time: 10:30 AM
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

 

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA

Live at the Farmer’s Market

Spend the afternoon picking up some treats at the farmers market set to the sounds of acoustic performances by a crop of talented singer-songwriters.

Farmer’s Market happening Mondays 12:00 – 4:00PM, with Musical Performances happening at 12:00 – 2:00PM

 

 

Black Suit Devil

Black Suit Devil is an Acoustic Soul project formed by Canadian Musician Andy Du Rego. Black Suit Devil seeks to use his unique raspy vocals to blend Folk with Rock, Roots & Blues to create his own sound.

Website - www.blacksuitdevil.com

Facebook - www.facebook.com/blacksuitdevil

Instagram - instagram@blacksuitdevil

Twitter - twitter@blacksuitdevil

Soundcloud - www.soundcloud.com/black-suit-devil

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/6MhRTMAjvjoIvfggwq7S1S

 

Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
@DowntownYonge #PLAYTHEPARKS

For more information and shedule, please visit Play the Parks website.

Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Address: 777 Bay Street
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

 

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA

Classical Twist

Enjoy an updated contemporary take on traditional folk and classical music, performed by some Toronto’s best artists of today.

Wednesdays, June through August, from 12:00 – 1:30PM

 

Dilan Ensemble

In 2003, with all the barriers and limitation in Iran, Shahriyar Jamshidi founded Dilan ensemble to concentrate his works to his purpose Kurdish music. He named the group Dilan; in the memory of two brilliant Kurdish musicians Qadir Dilan, composer and singer and his brother Muhamad Salih Dilan, singer, songwriter, poem and Kurdish nationalist.

Website - shahriyarjamshidi.com

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DilanEnsemble/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/DilanEnsemble

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/pishvaz

SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/shahriyar-jamshidi

 

Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
@DowntownYonge #PLAYTHEPARKS

For more information and shedule, please visit Play the Parks website.

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: Mackenzie House
Address: 82 Bond St.
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

 

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA

RE-energize at Lunch Time

Come be part of some fantastic lunchtime live performances from a variety of high energy artists of all different styles while enjoying the sunshine.

Thursdays 12:00 – 1:30PM, June to September

 

 

The Willows

With Krista Deady as contralto, Andrea Gregorio as soprano and Lauren Pedersen as mezzo-soprano, the refreshing harmonies of these sophisticated songstresses will transport you back to the classiest of eras in music.

Website - https://www.thewillowstrio.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pg/thewillowstrio/about/?ref=page_internal

Twitter - https://twitter.com/thewillowstrio

Instagram - http://instagram.com/thewillowstrio

 

Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
@DowntownYonge #PLAYTHEPARKS

For more information and shedule, please visit Play the Parks website.

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: College Park Courtyard
Address: 444 Yonge St.
Admission: Free

Photo: Arnulfo Maldonado

Stephin Merritt – writer, producer and master songsmith behind The Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs – has long chronicled the human condition through song. In celebration of his first half-century on the planet, the famously mysterious artist is turning the spotlight around, sharing stories that span the years from his conception by hippies on a houseboat to his current position as one of America’s greatest living songwriters. The 50-Song Memoir recounts Merritt’s first 50 years with one song for each year of his life. A spectacular staging features 50 instruments from Merritt’s formidable collection and a newly expanded Magnetic Fields septet, alongside 50 years’ worth of ornaments and gadgets. Presented by Luminato.

For more information, call Ticketmaster at 1-855-622-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ticketmaster.ca, or buy them at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre box office (Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until show time on performance days; closed Sunday and Monday).

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Elgin Theatre
Address: 189 Yonge St.

Icelandic composer, musician and producer Ólafur Arnalds transcends categorization. Straight after his audio-visual project Island Songs – the award-winning composition for the television show Broadchurch – and a world tour with electronic outfit KIASMOS, Ólafur and his team went back to the lab to work on a new live experience. All Strings Attached is born from our forgotten yet inherent interconnectedness. It’s an invitation to commit – to oneself, to each other and to the moment – and to reject the Zeitgeist notion of “no strings attached.” Presented by Luminato.

For more information, call Ticketmaster at 1-855-622-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ticketmaster.ca, or buy them at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre box office (Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until show time on performance days; closed Sunday and Monday).

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Elgin Theatre
Address: 189 Yonge St.

Photo: Erik Umphery

This two-time GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist returns to the TD Jazz Festival with his latest project, Nat King Cole & Me.

A deeply personal tribute to one of the most iconic singers who ignited Gregory Porter’s love of music, the evening will feature some of the most cherished classic Nat King Cole tunes, such as: Smile, L-O-V-E and Nature Boy.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear one of this generation’s greatest singers perform the music of the legendary crooner as we step back in time for this heartfelt salute.

For more information, call Ticketmaster at 1-855-622-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ticketmaster.ca, or buy them at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre box office (Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until show time on performance days; closed Sunday and Monday).

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Elgin Theatre
Address: 189 Yonge St.

TD Presents Play the Parks

 

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA

Dancing in the Park

Pack your dancing shoes and let the danceable music of the Americas take you away. Let this feel good music of Toronto make you forget about heading back to work.

Tuesdays from 12:30 – 2:00PM, June – September:

 

 

Kunle

An acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter, Kunle’s folk and soul music bridges contemporary styles with roots in West African rhythms and stories.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kunlechris/

 

Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
@DowntownYonge #PLAYTHEPARKS

For more information and shedule, please visit Play the Parks website.

Time: 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Trinity Square Park
Address: 19 Trinity Square
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

 

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA

Magical Murals

Set underneath our two giant Yonge Street musical murals featuring artists that have played the strip, enjoy evenings and weekends filled with the great music from Toronto artists in the same genres.

Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Saturdays 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Sundays 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM*

* As part of Open Streets TO

 

Angela Saini

Toronto-based folk pop artist Angela Saini is all about second chances and empowering others. Her ability to combine humanistic and honest themes laden with catchy hooks and memorable melodies make her entertaining as well as relatable, two amazing qualities for any musician to have.

Website - https://www.angelasaini.com/

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/angelasainimusic

Twitter - http://twitter.com/angelasaini

Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/angelasainimusic

 

Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
@DowntownYonge #PLAYTHEPARKS

For more information and shedule, please visit Play the Parks website.

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: McGill Granby Parkette
Address: 415 Yonge St.
Admission: Free

Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Heritage Toronto offers free walking tours that explores architecture and music history on Yonge Street. All tours requires pre-registration.

ARCHITECTURE OF A NEIGHBOURHOOD: DOWNTOWN YONGE

Explore the architecture of the neighbourhood that surrounds Toronto’s iconic road, Yonge Street, from a large university campus, to beautiful churches, and numerous parks. Get an in-depth look at the side streets, laneways, and the spaces between to discover a side of the area you haven’t seen before.

Note: This is an exterior tour only.

Start Point: Courtyard beside Pogue Mahone’s (23 College Street)
End Point: Old City Hall (60 Queen Street West)
Cost: $10 donation suggested

  Town Tavern Sign

Town Tavern Sign, York University Libraries, Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections, Toronto Telegram fonds, ASC08130

Tour schedules

Tour SchedulesMay 10 June 28 August 4 September 9 October 6 July 22

Click on the tour date to pre-register

Time: 6:30 PM
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

 

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA

RE-energize at Lunch Time

Come be part of some fantastic lunchtime live performances from a variety of high energy artists of all different styles while enjoying the sunshine.

Thursdays 12:00 – 1:30PM, June to September

 

 

Kadima

Kadima is currently a 4 piece band from Toronto, Ontario. Anthony Nufrio is a song-writer and multi-instrumentalist who has composed, played, and recorded Songs for When the Sun Sets along with life-long vocalist Stephanie Martin. Ermin Monzon on drums not only loves playing but also teaches and writes. Edward Monzon is our honorary guest bass player who has his own band The Muso Project.

Website - https://www.facebook.com/KadimaBand/

Facebook - @KadimaBand

https://m.facebook.com/KadimaBand/?tsid=0.3759605697280999&source=result

Instagram - @KadimaBand

Soundcloud - /Kadima_Band

 

Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
@DowntownYonge #PLAYTHEPARKS

For more information and shedule, please visit Play the Parks website.

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: College Park Courtyard
Address: 444 Yonge St.
Admission: Free

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