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 July 2018 

Check back often and stay tuned to our Canada Day event page for updates on this year’s festivities.

Location: Yonge Dundas Square
Admission: Free

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:

 

 

The Achromatics

What happens when you combine a powerful female horn section, motown-style vocals, a Latin-influenced rhythm section and a Top-40-calibre stage show? The Achromatics: Music to be appreciated by the mind and body.

Website - www.TheAchromatics.com

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBCOrmcl9ucTpkCjyWC4gFw

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

Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/the-achromatics

Bandcamp - https://theachromatics.bandcamp.com/releases

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

Photos - https://theachromatics.com/media/

Press - https://theachromatics.com/press/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/theachromatics

 

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

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 Free Label

The Free Label is 5-piece blue-suited Pop/RnB band from Toronto, Canada. Led by vocalist Josh “full send” Daniel (charisma), the group is held together by Daniel McLean (gospel chops/singing/rapping), Mathew Fantini (low end), Cole “the hands” Mendez (keys), & Malik Mungo (blessing us with the smoothest guitar lines).

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

Justine Giles

Justine Giles is a folk-pop singer-songwriter based in Toronto and originally from Sudbury, Ontario, with musical influences ranging from Sarah McLachlan, Sara Bareilles to Jewel.

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

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

Twitter - https://twitter.com/JustineGiles

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/justinegiles
 

 

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

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:

 

 

Kobo Town

Founded and fronted by émigré Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town’s music has been variously described as “an intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone-heavy brass”.

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

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

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

Twitter - https://twitter.com/kobotown

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

 

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

A Taste of the Islands

Turn your afternoon into a Caribbean vacation while listening to the island vibes of calypso music!

Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:30PM

 

 

IMPAK

The band IMPAK was born out of need and passion of dedicated musicians to provide great music to music lovers in the GTA and beyond. IMPAK has performed at public and private functions, festivals, dances, clubs, charitable functions and much more over the past few years.

Website - http://impakmusic.com/index.html

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

Twitter - https://twitter.com/impakmusic

 

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
Address: 1 Queen St. East
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

 

 

Command Sisters

"Every moment of the Command Sisters' career has been driven by passion. Whether it's their award-winning songwriting,  sisterly harmonies, or guitar slinging, they have been turning the heads of the international music industry, infatuating them and their fans alike."

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

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/commandsisters/?hl=en

Twitter - https://twitter.com/commandsisters

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

 

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

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

 

Little Magic Sam

Little Magic Sam (Sam Taylor) is an original Blues/Soul artist currently living in Toronto, ON.

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

 

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

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:

 

 

OKAN

Women-led Contemporary Afro-Cuban Roots.  The meaning of OKAN is Soul in the Afro Cuban religion Santeria.

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

Twitter - https://twitter.com/2Okanmusic

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

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/okanmusica18/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Cjv7gQjn9ii_iBK-Yg5Xw?view_as=subscriber

 

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

 

KLOOCH

KLOOCH is based out of Toronto, Canada. Initially, an all original Ukrainian rock band, KLOOCH gained popularity by reaching out to fans through Internet promotion and live concert touring that saw them rock venues across Canada, United States, Australia and Europe.

Website - www.kloochmusic.com

Facebook - www.facebook.com/kloochmusic

Instagram - kloochmusic

Twitter - kloochmusic

 

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

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

 

 

Michelle Cavaleri/Gabrie

Gabrie is an indie-alternative artist with a powerful voice, and verbose, introspective lyrics. She is signed with Toronto label, Akashic Rekords, and will be releasing her debut EP with them in June 2018.

Website - https://www.michelle-cavaleri.com/

Website - http://gabriemusic.com/

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZVvU5ksXsDF20Fd9Wtxow?si=DnuO-MPhSe2k1dIfCy5C3g

Twitter - https://twitter.com/gabrie_music

Facebook - https://facebook.com/gabriemusic/

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

 

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

TD Presents Play the Parks

 

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA

Live at the Chelsea

Experience an evening of fun for the whole family at one of Toronto’s best patios and enjoy some of Toronto’s best up and coming bands!

Saturdays 5:00 – 8:00PM

 

 

Kickback

A three piece Toronto Area band, playing classic and modern rock with all members singing lead vocals and harmonies. The band covers a wide range of musical styles that makes them a popular choice at local bars and music festivals.

Website - http://kickbackbandtoronto.com/

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

Twitter - https://twitter.com/KickbackbandTor

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

 

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 8:00 PM
Location: Chelsea Market Garden Patio
Address: 33 Gerrard St. West
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: 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

 

Nick Sherman

Nick Sherman’s songs are characterized by an uneasy, yet always fluid transition between unabashed joy and sorrow.

Website: http://www.nicksherman.ca/

 

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

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:

 

Orégano Percussion

Orégano Percussion is a Toronto-based group that performs music from around the world. With a vast array of percussion instruments, they combine different styles from Latin to Caribbean music, songwriting pop, percussion chamber music and world/jazz.

Website: http://oreganopercussion.com/

 

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

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

 

Aline Homzy

American/Canadian jazz and classical violinist, Aline has appeared on Glee and Masterchef (USA). She is an award-winning composer, has earned 3 nominations for her composing/playing and has recently obtained a grant to study in Manhattan.

https://www.facebook.com/Aline-Homzy

Instagram and Twitter - @homzya

 

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

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: 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

 

 

Mountain of Wolves

Rock & Roll, Rock & Soul - London Ontario

Website - https://mountainofwolves.bandcamp.com/

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

Twitter - https://twitter.com/Mtn_of_Wolves

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

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMuuob9lsDWuhRIxmY_9KBw

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/77rW4GUQb6B5vLXJkj4LqV

Sound Cloud - https://soundcloud.com/mountainofwolves

 

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

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

 

Kirk Diamond

Born in Spanish Town Jamaica, Kirk migrated to Canada at the age of 10 and was exposed to various music from his father and uncle who both spinned and played records on a sound system. Kirk names his family, Bob Marley, Jacob Miller, Super Cat, Sizzla, Bounty Killer, Michael Jackson, Fugees and Busta Rhymes amongst his music influences.

Although his passion for music was always within him, it wasn't until 2007 when he joined a friend who started a dance group, and along with another member brought the musical element to the equation. "Dancing to another's music was great, dancing to your own is even greater"

From there Kirk perfected and honed his craft by spending countless hours in studio writing and recording while learning the ins and outs of this treacherous business. Gaining popularity and awards in Canada, Kirk understood the importance of his island vibes, and has been building and impressive and extensive discography by working and recording with various notable producers in Jamaica.

To create great music, music that will stand the test of time, one must set themselves apart in an over saturated industry, such is the aim of Kirk Diamond.

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

 

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

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