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 August 2017 

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

Dancing Fool

Pack your dancing shoes in your lunchbox and let the danceable music of the Americas take you away. Let this feel good cultural music of Toronto make you forget about being at work. Tuesdays this summer at Trinity Square Park will feature Latin, Americana, Salsa, Reggae, and Samba music that will have you up out of your seat and calling in “sick.”

 

Sinners ChoirSinners Choir

The Sinners Choir is a trio comprised of three generations of seasoned Toronto sidemen: bassist Terry Wilkins, drummer Adam Warner and guitarist Adam Beer-Colacino. The band takes each player out of their sideman role and allows them to showcase themselves as singers and composers with a resonant 3 part harmony as an added bonus.

The age range in this band reflects the age range of their fans. This is not an every day occurrence in this music business. The band shows  a deep understanding of the last hundred years of Roots/Americana and presents itself with both a simultaneously gritty and sweet approach. The depth of original repertoire is a testament to having 3 composers within. The band is capable of playing a full concert length presentation of wholly original music.

https://www.facebook.com/TheSinnersChoir/

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 1:00 PM
Location: Trinity Square Park
Address: 19 Trinity Sq.
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

Please Excuse my Jazzy Funky Soul

A place to showcase the cutting edge of Toronto’s vibrant Jazz, Funk and Soul scene. These artists have been curated to transport you back to a time when Jazz and Funk were dominating force on the streets. Every Thursday this summer let the dimly lit, dingy, smoky Jazz club vibe meet you for lunch outside at College Park Courtyard.

 

4SKOR4SKOR

4SKÖR is a dynamic and sophisticated vocal quartet that incorporates tight harmonies and smooth arrangements in an energetic and infectious style all their own. The group is equally at home performing a cappella or with their trio. Their unique sound is modern with hints of jazz, latin, R&B, funk, pop and fusion. Sara, Pete, Kylie and Sean crossed paths during high school in diverse music competitions and ensembles while studying and building their professional music careers.

As 4SKÖR, they have performed at various events in and around the Toronto area including The Beaches Jazz Festival, Oakville Downtown Jazz Festival, Musicfest Canada, The Sing! Vocal Arts Festival, Jazz Bistro, 120 Diner, Villa Caledon Inn and The Distillery District with Heather Bambrick. They are looking forward to performing some newly commissioned arrangements to be featured on their debut album!

https://www.facebook.com/4skor/
https://twitter.com/4skor_Music
https://www.instagram.com/4skor/


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 1:00 PM
Location: College Park Courtyard
Address: 444 Yonge St
Admission: Free

On Friday, August 4, “citizen of the world,” Zaki Ibrahim will find herself in the Heart of the Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square showing audiences why she’s a Juno-nominated R&B singer.

Admission is FREE to all these events at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE!

All programming is subject to change

zaki

Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. E.
Admission: Free

The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia and the Indonesian community in Toronto are proud to present the very first ever INDONESIAN STREET FESTIVAL at Yonge - Dundas Square!

On Sunday, August 6th, 2017, join us in the cultural celebration of the world’s 4th most populous country, where more than 258 million people of 300 ethnic tribes reside! From 11 AM to 6 PM, we will transform YDS into a vivid and colourful site where every corner will be bursting with Indonesian artistic expressions, from Javanese elegance to Balinese vivacity. Indonesian Street Festival will give you the opportunity to delve and explore further a country with a vast cultural heritage.

Indulge your senses with our bold yet enchanting performances, and enrich your palate with Indonesian staple food! Let’s not forget to add those collectibles with our impeccably crafted artworks that will also be sold at the event! And for those of you who plan to take a vacation, why not stop by at our tourism booth and get some impressive insights on our most sought-after and off-the-beatenpath destinations?

So, mark your calendar and come join us on Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at YongeDundas Square from 11 AM to 6 PM! It will be a jovial event for the whole family to enjoy!


See you there!

Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. E.
Admission: Free

View of Music World

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

Discover the history of Yonge Street, Toronto’s 220+ year-old road and major artery. This tour explores the architecture of 10 key sites along a portion of downtown Yonge Street that highlight its development from a strategic military road in 1793, to a strip of vice in the early 20th century, to the shopping and cultural destination it is today.

Start Point: 20 Grosvenor Street, YMCA
End Point: 60 Queen Street West, Old City Hall
Cost: $10 donation suggested
Tour times: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

To Pre-register, click here!

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

Please Excuse my Jazzy Funky Soul

A place to showcase the cutting edge of Toronto’s vibrant Jazz, Funk and Soul scene. These artists have been curated to transport you back to a time when Jazz and Funk were dominating force on the streets. Every Thursday this summer let the dimly lit, dingy, smoky Jazz club vibe meet you for lunch outside at College Park Courtyard.

 

Sunshine & Good PeopleSunrise & Good People

The power trio of childhood friends, Tsayffo (lead vocals, guitar, percussions) and Mastermind (lead guitar, vocals,) along with Mercury Brown (drums, loops, vocals) overlay and cross-cut music, culture and insight, hard-won through first-hand experience of travelling from their Montreal home to India and beyond. Their music reflects the strength of spirit overcoming the chaos of the human condition – such as the state of the Tibetan Buddhist monks whom they made friends with in Dharamsala.

A new album is in the works and will be released in advance of festivals and tour dates for this year. In addition to regular touring, the band showcased at MIDEM (France), Canadian Music Week, NXNE (Toronto), Pop Montreal as well as headlining concerts for ROCK FOR TIBET. Since their early forays to raise awareness and support for displaced Tibetans, with the growing spread of people displaced by government forces, Sunrise & Good People shine a light through their music on all fronts and across all borders.

https://www.facebook.com/sunriseandgoodpeople/
https://www.youtube.com/user/Sunriseandgoodpeople
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7IdEOm1BqlkDaOxadherCZ?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open&play=true
https://soundcloud.com/sunrise-and-good-people-1
https://twitter.com/sunriseandgp


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 1:00 PM
Location: College Park Courtyard
Address: 444 Yonge St
Admission: Free

Over 47 years experience ... because it works! Hundreds of participants from around the world will demonstrate the Taoist Tai Chi® arts. This year is the 47th anniversary of our organisation, which owes its success to the effectiveness of Taoist Tai Chi® practice. Our participants experience profound health benefits. There will be free introductory sessions for the public and colourful dragon dances.

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. E.
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

From Tip to Top

Have you ever thought “I need more culture?” Well, this is your chance. Featuring music and instruments from around the world, various genres of artists will get to showcase their talents on instruments you know but didn’t know could do that plus instruments you’ve never even heard of. At the McGill Granby Parkette expect to see and hear World Music, Experimental, Spoken Word and Diverse sounds.

 

PerlHazePerlHaze

After years of chance encounters, near misunderstandings and missed opportunities, Toronto based singers Terra Hazelton and Sophia Perlman discovered a mutual love for music, harmonies and songwriting that went far beyond the borders of their respective jazz careers.

Since the band’s Christmas baptism by blizzard, PerlHaze has been studying the songwriters who inspire them most taking their first steps as aspiring songwriters, and learning to play (at press time) six instruments between them, and fine-tuned their uncanny vocal blend creating harmonies on Joanne Mackell’s 2013 release Every Day & Night and Jeff Gladstone’s debut album Hell of Girl, which was produced by Terra, and recorded in her Toronto loft. They also appear in the album’s first music video, One Little Accident Away, which was selected to screen at the No Fear Film Festival, and was an Editor’s Pick for Noir Nation.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbbPYva7nzuwfkhw-2sClA/videos
https://www.facebook.com/PerlHaze


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: McGill Granby Parkette
Address: 415 Yonge St.
Admission: Free

The Pan American Food & Music Festival (PAFMF) is Canada’s only annual festival that celebrates the Western Hemisphere’s rich diversity of cuisine, music and art. The fifth annual PAFMF will be presented August 12 and 13, 2017, with the spotlight on Canada to celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary.

This free event that brings together Canada and the 40 other countries of North, Central and South America and the Caribbean is presented annually in Toronto to reinforce the city’s cultural diversity.

Website: http://panamfest.com/

Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

Dancing Fool

Pack your dancing shoes in your lunchbox and let the danceable music of the Americas take you away. Let this feel good cultural music of Toronto make you forget about being at work. Tuesdays this summer at Trinity Square Park will feature Latin, Americana, Salsa, Reggae, and Samba music that will have you up out of your seat and calling in “sick.”

 

The CoalitionThe Coalition

The Coalition is a 5-piece band hailing from the northern GTA. Playing funky and soulful rhythms, the band can turn any song into something you will want to move your body to. The Coalition is a group of talented musicians and friends, new and old. Bassist Ryan Chasmer brings an articulate reggae rhythm, vocalist Cassondra Marie introduces soft and mellow harmonies to the island rhythms brought by David Sicard’s rap and spoken word. Beats are held down by vocalist Dale Greenidge, and it’s all brought together by guitarist Charles Delfs. Pulling influence from the likes of Bob Marley, Micheal Jackson and Amy Winehouse, The Coalition puts an urban, tropical spin on a wide range of music.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecoalitonband/
Instagram: instagram.com/thecoalitionband
Twitter: Twitter.com.thecoalitionto

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 1:00 PM
Location: Trinity Square Park
Address: 19 Trinity Sq.
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

Please Excuse my Jazzy Funky Soul

A place to showcase the cutting edge of Toronto’s vibrant Jazz, Funk and Soul scene. These artists have been curated to transport you back to a time when Jazz and Funk were dominating force on the streets. Every Thursday this summer let the dimly lit, dingy, smoky Jazz club vibe meet you for lunch outside at College Park Courtyard.

 

Justin BacchusJustin Bacchus

Toronto native Justin Bacchus is an artist, performer, and motivational speaker, and has been able to use these gifts to touch many over the last decade.
As a vocalist Justin Bacchus brings versatility, style, and soul to each performance and captivates audiences with his energy and enthusiasm. A true entertainer, Justin has had the honor of sharing stages with many Canadian greats like Joe Sealy, Jackie Richardson, Dione Taylor, Matt Dusk, and Deborah Cox. Currently, Justin performs regularly at several venues around Toronto, especially frequenting the stage at The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar with 'The Justin Bacchus Collective'.

Twiter: @justinbacchus


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 1:00 PM
Location: College Park Courtyard
Address: 444 Yonge St
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

From Tip to Top

Have you ever thought “I need more culture?” Well, this is your chance. Featuring music and instruments from around the world, various genres of artists will get to showcase their talents on instruments you know but didn’t know could do that plus instruments you’ve never even heard of. At the McGill Granby Parkette expect to see and hear World Music, Experimental, Spoken Word and Diverse sounds.

 

Os TropiesOs Tropies

Os Tropies grew out of the impossibility of travelling back in time. Influenced by the music of the revolutionary tropicalia movement of late 1960s Brazil, these six Canadians versed themselves in psychedelic rock and Brazilian popular music in order to imagine what it was like to be a Brazilian music radical in a time of heavy political turmoil and protest song purism. It turns out that even in present day Toronto, there is still plenty to say and plenty of ways to say it: fuzz guitars, theremins, berimbaus, funky orchestral triangles, some sha-la-las, lots of bongo, cowboy swagger, haunted church organs and fraudulent recordings of paranormal activity all make up the palette of sounds that Os Tropies draw upon in the creation of their international- cannibalist-love-affair-of-a-sound, offering up covers of the tropicalia numbers that inspire them and originals written in the spirit of irreverent and impassioned musical juxtaposition.

Twitter: @ostropies


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: McGill Granby Parkette
Address: 415 Yonge St.
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

Fam Jam Shim and Sham

Come to the sunny patio of The Chelsea Hotel and bring the entire family for a fun and upbeat multi-generational music experience. “Oh, I know this one” and “This is my song!” will be heard over and over!

 

Lindsay Brohan

While weaving in and out of studios, and stepping onto full-sized stages with established artists, the boys in Lindsay Brohan never fail to come back together downtown Toronto and play for the home team! The band unearths from a roster of working industry professionals that specialize in many different genres of music. This allows the Brohan to entertain on multiple levels with their high-impact, and personalized spin on top40 pop, rock, hip hop and country. With an ever-growing list of events under the belt, Lindsay Brohan is becoming a household name for client-based entertainment!

Twitter: @lindsaybrohanTO
instagram: @lindsaybrohanTO
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lindsaybrohantoronto/

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Chelsea Market Garden Patio
Address: 33 Gerrard St. West
Admission: Free

Town Tavern Sign

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

Discover the music history of Yonge Street, beginning in the 1950s. Visit the sites of famous clubs like The Colonial, Friar, and Le Coq D’Or, and concert venues such as Massey Hall and the Eaton Auditorium. Hear stories about Oscar Peterson, Ronnie Hawkins, Glenn Gould and many more.

Note: This is an exterior tour only.

This tour was developed by music journalist and historian Nicholas Jennings, and has been known to include surprise guests from Toronto’s music history.

Start Point: 16 Queen Street East (northwest corner by statue)
End Point: 50 Carlton Street (Ryerson University Mattamy Athletic Centre formerly Maple Leaf Gardens)
Cost: $10 donation suggested
Tour times: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

To Pre-register, click here!

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

From Tip to Top

Have you ever thought “I need more culture?” Well, this is your chance. Featuring music and instruments from around the world, various genres of artists will get to showcase their talents on instruments you know but didn’t know could do that plus instruments you’ve never even heard of. At the McGill Granby Parkette expect to see and hear World Music, Experimental, Spoken Word and Diverse sounds.

 

Demetrios PetsalakisDemetrios Petsalakis

Inspired by the musical traditions of Greece, Iran, and India this Toronto based group performs original compositions to create contemporary music that captures the rich diverse culture of the city. From the poems of Rumi to the beautiful maqams and ragas these musicians explore the common ancestry that is found in the sound of their traditions and journey together towards a new common language.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZfhBak-Nb0


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: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: McGill Granby Parkette
Address: 415 Yonge St.
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

Dancing Fool

Pack your dancing shoes in your lunchbox and let the danceable music of the Americas take you away. Let this feel good cultural music of Toronto make you forget about being at work. Tuesdays this summer at Trinity Square Park will feature Latin, Americana, Salsa, Reggae, and Samba music that will have you up out of your seat and calling in “sick.”

 

Julie GibbJulie Gibb

Julie Gibb is a Toronto-born writer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, who recently released her third solo album, Rewriting History.
 
As an instrumentalist, Gibb studied privately with Canadian notables Alan Ray (best known for his work with jazz legend Billie Holiday) and Red Shea (Gordon Lightfoot's longtime guitarist). For over a decade she taught guitar, piano and bass herself and has authored two guitar instructional books, Fundamentals for the 21st Century Guitarist and Easy Christmas Songs for Guitar.  In the time between recording albums and writing books, Gibb hit the road as the tour guitarist for Texan singer, actress, author (and John Carter Cash protégé), Kasey Lansdale.
 
Her sophomore CD, All My Yesterdays, received stellar radio support from Americana radio across Europe, with great reviews from print, television and internet media outlets alike. In 2015, New York-based distributor Factory Fast Records included several songs from the album on their compilations, released across the United States and beyond.

@juliegibbmusic

 

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 1:00 PM
Location: Trinity Square Park
Address: 19 Trinity Sq.
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

Please Excuse my Jazzy Funky Soul

A place to showcase the cutting edge of Toronto’s vibrant Jazz, Funk and Soul scene. These artists have been curated to transport you back to a time when Jazz and Funk were dominating force on the streets. Every Thursday this summer let the dimly lit, dingy, smoky Jazz club vibe meet you for lunch outside at College Park Courtyard.

 

Tia BrazdaTia Brazda

Tia Brazda’s sassy songs and style have made a sparkling impression at home and abroad. Her unique sound pays homage to the golden era while remaining daringly modern. Her latest album Bandshell debuted at #1 on the iTunes chart in Canada and was rated the #5 best Canadian jazz release of 2015 by Jazz FM 91. 2016 saw Tia perform on the main stage at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, TD Toronto Jazz Festival and Iboga Summer Festival in Spain.

In 2017 she is headed to perform at the San Jose Summer Jazz Fest in California, and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/tiabrazdamusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tiabrazda
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/tiabrazdamusic
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tiabrazdamusic


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 1:00 PM
Location: College Park Courtyard
Address: 444 Yonge St
Admission: Free

Date: August 24, 2017
Location: Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street

Join us for another exciting Interactive Fashion Experience as Fashion on Yonge celebrates it’s fifth year!

Everyone is invited to come see the hottest looks for fall 2017 available at the different retailers in the Downtown Yonge neighbourhood.

During the event indulge in a little pampering courtesy of local salons and spas and enjoy some delicious treats from local restaurants.

From 5:00 – 9:00PM we invite you to step inside the historic and stunning Elgin Theatre, with three runway shows happening at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 PM featuring fall’s best fashions. Space is limited inside the venue, tickets are required for each runway show, at $5.00 per ticket with all net proceeds going to our charity partner Covenant House Toronto. Tickets go on sale Wednesday July 26, 2017.

This year we are thrilled to be working with Covenant House, not only as an organization based in our local community of Downtown Yonge, but also for providing a number of vital resources for at-risk and homeless youth here in Toronto and across the country.

For updates, follow us on Twitter @DowntownYonge or like us on Facebook.

Stay tuned for the participating retailers and other businesses!

‘Give Us Your Best Shot’ Style Photo Contest

Downtown Yonge BIA (DYBIA) presents Fashion on Yonge, an interactive fashion experience featuring the best Fashion, and Beauty for Fall!  This year to celebrate five years we’re giving away five prizes, we want you to join in on the action and ‘Give us your Best Shot’ contest for your chance to WIN one of five $100 gift cards to a variety of retailers in the Downtown Yonge BIA district.

How to enter

Follow us on Instagram or Twitter: @DowntownYonge
Like us on Facebook: /DowntownYonge
Give us your best shot! Post your original fashion photo on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtags #FashionOnYonge and #YongeStyle.

Contest Rules

   

Charity Partner

 

Covenant HouseAs Canada's largest agency serving at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth, Covenant House Toronto changes lives by providing the widest range of services and support under one roof. A national leader, we educate and advocate for change by influencing public policy and delivering prevention and awareness programs.

More than a place to stay, we provide 24/7 crisis shelter and transitional housing on-site and in the community as well as comprehensive services, including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and aftercare, to as many as 250 youth a day.

To do all this, we rely on donors for more than 80 percent of our $27-million annual operating budget.

Our doors are open to youth 16 to 24 regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or the circumstances that have brought them to our doors.

Since 1982, Covenant House has served more than 90,000 young people and helped them move from a life on the street to a life with a future.

 

Have a Glimpse of 2016’s Fashion on Yonge


Check out some photos on our Facebook page and our video from the 2016 event.

 

Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Elgin Theatre
Address: 189 Yonge St.
Admission: $5

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

Dancing Fool

Pack your dancing shoes in your lunchbox and let the danceable music of the Americas take you away. Let this feel good cultural music of Toronto make you forget about being at work. Tuesdays this summer at Trinity Square Park will feature Latin, Americana, Salsa, Reggae, and Samba music that will have you up out of your seat and calling in “sick.”

 

Erik FlowchildErik Flowchild

Erik Flowchild will stir your emotions and stimulate your thoughts with his clever lyrics, relatable subject matter, and live stage energy.
 
The hip-hop artist emerges from just outside of Toronto where he has spent most of his life growing up.  As an advocate for preserving hip-hop culture, Flowchild has used every part of his life to push himself forward and fuel his creativity in music and art.
 
Erik recently released his debut project, the Child’s Play EP, a short body of work that asserts his belief that “artists and entertainers are not the same thing”. Erik drives this point home with an unforgettable live performance that solidifies his star power. As he surfaces, critics and fans alike will be witnesses to one of hip-hops finest in the making.

Soundcloud.com/erikflowchild
Instagram.com/erikflowchild
Twitter.com/erikflowchild
Facebook.com/erikfowchild
Youtube.com/erikflowchild

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 1:00 PM
Location: Trinity Square Park
Address: 19 Trinity Sq.
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

A Taste of the Island

Can’t get enough of the summer heat? Come join us for the island vibes of soft calypso and reggae tunes! Your mind will be transported to that Caribbean vacation you’ve been putting off for year.

 

Josemar DiartistJosemar Diartist

Josemar (actor/poet/singer/songwriter) who hails from Spanish Town Jamaica is well rounded in the performing arts. He started singing in church choirs and writing poetry at the age of ten. He draws inspiration from the likes of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Bob Marley, and Robert Johnson just to name a few. He considers his music to be a source of inspiration and wishes himself to be the Michelangelo of music painting the picture for the ears to hear. Like the music decades before his time he tells the stories of everyday life.

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Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
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For more information and shedule, please visit Play the Parks website.

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 1 Queen Street East
Address: 1 Queen St. East
Admission: Free

Town Tavern Sign

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

Discover the music history of Yonge Street, beginning in the 1950s. Visit the sites of famous clubs like The Colonial, Friar, and Le Coq D’Or, and concert venues such as Massey Hall and the Eaton Auditorium. Hear stories about Oscar Peterson, Ronnie Hawkins, Glenn Gould and many more.

Note: This is an exterior tour only.

This tour was developed by music journalist and historian Nicholas Jennings, and has been known to include surprise guests from Toronto’s music history.

Start Point: 16 Queen Street East (northwest corner by statue)
End Point: 50 Carlton Street (Ryerson University Mattamy Athletic Centre formerly Maple Leaf Gardens)
Cost: $10 donation suggested
Tour times: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

To Pre-register, click here!

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

Please Excuse my Jazzy Funky Soul

A place to showcase the cutting edge of Toronto’s vibrant Jazz, Funk and Soul scene. These artists have been curated to transport you back to a time when Jazz and Funk were dominating force on the streets. Every Thursday this summer let the dimly lit, dingy, smoky Jazz club vibe meet you for lunch outside at College Park Courtyard.

 

Jacelyn HolmesJacelyn Holmes

A captivating and seamless blend of sensual vulnerability and raw edginess, Jacelyn mesmerizes with her smoky voice and sexy sweet charm, drawing in her audience.   A singer, songwriter and TV personality (former CTV panelist), Jacelyn is one of Canada’s most exciting emerging musical artists who is breaking through the barriers of the international music market with her original compositions which fuse the elemental sounds of jazz, blues and soul.

A seasoned entertainer, Jacelyn spent last Summer performing in Europe and in noteworthy Toronto engagements, such as the TD Jazz Festival, Casa Loma’s Soul in the City and select TIFF galas. Shortly after, she spent 3 months touring her acoustic show through 7 countries which make up Central America, arriving home just in time for her showcase performance at the TD Green Room for the 2017 Junos in Ottawa. Jacelyn is excited to be performing in Canada this Summer celebrating our 150th birthday!

Instagram: @jacelynholmes
Twitter: @jacelyn_holmes
Facebook.com/jacelynholmesmusic


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 1:00 PM
Location: College Park Courtyard
Address: 444 Yonge St
Admission: Free

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