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 August 2018 

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

 

 

Lakes of Canada

Founded in 2011 in Montreal, Lakes of Canada is a four piece progressive rock group with gospel and soul vocal harmonies.

Website - https://lakesofcanada.com/

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

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

Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/lakesofcanadaband

 

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
Location: College Park Courtyard
Address: 444 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: 10:30 AM
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

 

Sharon Musgrave

 Sharon Musgrave':s career shot to prominence in the 90's. She left Canada for the UK, where she was born, to pursue a career in music. She achieved international chart status with her hit Fascinating Rhythm on (Virgin Records); a song she wrote and performed with producer, William Orbit. Then she was asked by Warner Brothers UK to work with jazz pianist Julian Joseph on his album The Language of Truth. Sharon performed on his first single, a Curtis Mayfield's soul classic, The Other Side of Town.

After a career of touring all parts of the world, Singing in Commercials and constantly honing in on her writing abilities, she returned to Canada to settle down. But her calling for creativity and performance brought her back to the stage to produce her first solo album project "Selah". The video for this release shot up to the top 20, on Canada's Bravo Video chart count down. She performed throughout Canada after making a debut performance in the TD Jazz Festival at Harbourfront Center in Toronto.

In 2003 a dance track she wrote and performed with Ear to Eye Productions, entitled "Nobody" was released on Timewarp in Europe. The song was then singled out for "Ibiza Lounge-3", a compilation which included Nora Jones and Coldplay.
In 2009, UK producer Steve Miller of After Life, asked her to appear on his album project, "Electrosensitive ". She wrote and performed "Fantasy," The dance track, was released on (Defected records). It was also included on the (Hedkandi) Beach House 2009 compilation album.

Musgrave moved on to her second Solo project "Outflow". Co-produced with studio engineer and drummer Peter Grimmer, it also included remixes. The DJ mixes influenced Sharon to embark on her first deephouse EDM album project entitled, "Get Down Wit Cha," with European producer DJ Thor, featuring house & chill mixes. Her discography is available in most online stores. Sharon, however has CDs on sale at her company website zosar.com, CD Baby or mail order at DustyGroove.com.

Website - http://www.sharonmusgrave.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Zosar-Music-235901476466221/

Twitter - @ladymusgrave

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

YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/zosarmusic

 

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

 

 

Jerome Tucker Band

Jerome Tucker Is a music writer, producer, performer, vocalist, bassist who has lived in Chicago and played and shared the stage with Chicago's most elite Blues artists.

Website - jerometuckerband.com

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

Twitter - @jerometuckerbnd

Instagram - jerometuckerband

 

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

 

The Dreamboats

The Dreamboats are bringing back good ol’ fashioned Rock n’ Roll! With a sound that is equal parts Chuck Berry & The Wonders, this quartet of handsome young Mississauga boys delivers a high energy, nostalgic show that has audiences dancing and singing the night away!

https://www.thedreamboatsband.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: 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

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

 

 

Martin Kerr

Born and raised in the English countryside, Martin Kerr has built his career one passer-by at a time, singing his way from street-corners to concert halls and arenas.

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

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

Twitter/Instagram - @martinkerrmusic

 

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

 

Zeynep Ozbilen

Zeynep Ozbilen is a singer, songwriter & composer influenced by her Turkish roots blending Ladino, Latino, Jazz and Mediterranean musical rhythms and styles. Her uncommon fusion of sounds and rhythms sourced from this melting pot are all performed in a world-jazz vein.

Zeynep, both songstress and composer, believes in the uniting power of music – connecting people across era and culture through rhythm, melody and creative interpretations.

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

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

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

Twitter - https://twitter.com/ZeynepOzbilenA?lang=tr

 

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

 

Mel Dubé

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

 

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

 

 

Kojo “Easy” Damptey

Kojo “Easy” Damptey is a music producer, song writer, keyboardist, composer and poet, born and raised in Accra, Ghana.
He is currently resides in Canada writing, composing and producing songs with various artists in Canada and around the world.

Website - www.kedmusic.ca

Facebook - www.facebook.com/kedmusic

Instagram - www.instagram.com/kedmusic

Twitter - www.twitter.com/easythepianoman

 

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

 

The Price Brothers

Toronto's fun time live band.

https://www.pricebrothers.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: 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.

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

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

 

iLLvibe

iLLvibe is a Canadian Hip Hop artist based out of Toronto, Canada. Born originally in Toronto and having spent some time living in Barrie, ON as well as abroad.

Website - http://www.illvibemusic.com/

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

Twitter - https://twitter.com/illvibemusic

YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/iLLvibeisHipHop

Instagram - http://instagram.com/iLLvibe

 

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

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

 

Beny Esguerra

Born in Colombia - Ruben 'Beny' Esguerra is a multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and arts educator who has composed original scores for the CBC, City Life Film, Amnesty International and the National Film Board of Canada; presented his pieces in festivals held in Canada, US, Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile and is currently the Program Coordinator and instructor for the the Rhyme N Reason Music and Media Arts program based in Jane and Finch Toronto.

Website - https://www.facebook.com/416newtraditionmusic/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ruben.esguerra.5

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

Twitter - https://twitter.com/benyesguerra

 

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

 

The Guitar Guys

The Guitar Guys are a Toronto-based string ensemble, offering an innovative musical experience that combines the warm classical string sound with a variety of musical genres including contemporary pop, jazz, and classical music.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/theguitarguys.ca/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/the.guitar.guys/

 

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

 

 

Anthony D’Alessandro

The Anthony D’Alessandro Trio is a swinging piano trio featuring Nick Donovan on drums and Evan Gratham on bass. The Trio was assembled by pianist Anthony D’Alessandro as a means to pay homage to the rich tradition of the jazz piano trio, while simultaneously composing new and exciting music that audiences of the modern generation can appreciate and enjoy.

The Anthony D’Alessandro Trio has performed in many of Toronto’s finest venues and concert series, including the Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar and Lula Lounge.  Upcoming bookings include the Toronto Summer Music Festival, the Barrie Jazz and Blues Festival, the Jazz Sudbury Festival Emerging Artist Showcase, the RCM Postlude Concert Series, and Bloor-Yorkville’s Summer Music in the Park series.

This Trio is heavily influenced by the level of polish, precision and hard-swinging approach of the great Oscar Peterson Trio.  In addition to Peterson, this Trio has a wide variety of influences ranging from Ray Charles, Monty Alexander, and Cedar Walton, to Robi Botos, Larnell Lewis, and Christian McBride.

Website - https://anthonydalessandro.ca/anthony-dalessandro-trio/

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

Social Media - https://www.facebook.com/anthonydalessandromusic/

YouTube - https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCS-YNjuVb70m3of1LPo5Hkg

 

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

 

 

R. Shelley

Armed with a Taylor acoustic guitar and a melody, R. Shelley has been writing and performing original songs for 12 years. Known to family and friends as Michelle ‘Shelley’ Ronchin, she has been performing under the name of R. Shelley since 2013 after recording her first EP.

Website - www.rshelleymusic.com

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

Twitter - @rshelleymusic

Instagram - @rshelleymusic

Spotify: Artist Profile

iTunes: Sink or Swim

 

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:

 

DoVira

DoVira is a Canadian world fusion group that integrates Ukrainian and Eastern European folk music with contemporary arrangements, electronic textures, and other music influences from around the world.

Website: http://www.doviraband.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

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

 

T.Dot BANGERZ Brass

Founded in 2017, the Bangerz Brass are Toronto's only Hip-Hop and Trap brass band. Bringing together 4 of Toronto's hottest young MCs and a hurricane-force brass section, the Bangerz bring the heat of real hip-hop with the spirit of New Orleans.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TDotBANGERZ/

Instagram and Twitter - @tdotbb

 

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

 

 

Moonhead

Toronto band Moonhead has an aim to connect to people on both surface and inner levels through their thoughtful yet fun music. Known for their high-energy live performances, the band is an invigorating experience that only wants to excite people and open their minds.

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

Instagram - @moonheadtheband

 

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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