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!
Tell us your favourite Play the Parks artist and you could win an ultimate Downtown Yonge Experience! (approx. $1000 value)
19 Trinity Square (access from Eaton Centre, James St or Bay St)
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.”
Every Tuesday from 12:00 – 1:00PM, June – August*:
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.
415 Yonge St. (Located north of Gerrard on Yonge St.)
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.
Thursdays 5:00 – 8:00PM, Saturdays 5:00 – 8:00PM,
Sundays 11:00 AM – 2:00PM*
June to September – see schedule for dates
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!