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Play the Parks

June – September, 2018

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA

Play the Parks is back for its sixth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at seven different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. Join us all summer long at seven different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA! Click here for full schedule flyer

CONTEST

Tell us your favourite Play the Parks artist and you could win an ultimate Downtown Yonge Experience!
(approx. $500 value)


Contest Rules and Regulations

Concert Series

Grab food from your favourite Downtown Yonge BIA restaurants or food court then head to the following venues:


19 Trinity Square (access from Eaton Centre, James St or Bay St)

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:

June 26 12:30 - 2:00 pm Kunle
July 3 12:30 - 2:00 pm Sol de Cuba
July 10 12:30 - 2:00 pm Kobo Town
July 17 12:30 - 2:00 pm OKAN
July 24 12:30 - 2:00 pm Orégano Percussion
July 31 12:30 - 2:00 pm Kirk Diamond
August 7 12:30 - 2:00 pm Sharon Musgrave
August 14 12:30 - 2:00 pm Zeynep Ozbilen
August 21 12:30 - 2:00 pm Beny Esguerra
August 28 12:30 - 2:00 pm DoVira
September 11 12:30 - 2:00 pm Florence K
September 18 12:30 - 2:00 pm DATU

 

Note: In the event of rain, Artists will play inside the Church of Holy Trinity.

Access points:

  1. From the Eaton Centre, through Trinity Way Exit/Entrance
  2. From Bay St., walkway beside Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre
  3. From Dundas St., take the laneway between Joey Restaurant and Ryerson University
  4. From Queen St., take James Street

 


444 Yonge Street (behind College Park building)

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

June 21 12:00 – 1:30 pm The Willows
June 28 12:00 – 1:30 pm Kadima
July 5 12:00 – 1:30 pm The Free Label
July 12 12:00 – 1:30 pm Command Sisters
July 19 12:00 – 1:30 pm Michelle Cavaleri / Gabrie
July 26 12:00 – 1:30 pm Mountain of Wolves
August 2 12:00 – 1:30 pm Lakes of Canada
August 9 12:00 – 1:30 pm Jerome Tucker Band
August 16 12:00 – 1:30 pm Kojo “Easy” Damptey
August 23 12:00 – 1:30 pm Anthony D’Alessandro
August 30 12:00 – 1:30 pm Moonhead
September 6 12:00 – 1:30 pm Dorval
September 13 12:00 – 1:30 pm Dan McKinnon

 

Access points:

  1. From College Park Building and 777 Bay
  2. From Hayter Street on Yonge Street between College Park Building and Aura Tower
  3. From Bay Street

 


Parkettes located to the left and right of 415 Yonge St. (Located north of Gerrard on Yonge St.)

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

Wednesday, June 27 5:00 - 7:00 pm Angela Saini
Wednesday, July 18 5:00 - 7:00 pm KLOOCH
Wednesday, August 29 5:00 - 7:00 pm T.Dot BANGERZ Brass
Saturday, July 14 5:00 - 7:00 pm Little Magic Sam
Saturday, August 11 5:00 - 7:00 pm The Dreamboats
Saturday, September 8 5:00 - 7:00 pm Tim Bastmeyer
Sunday, August 19* 11:00 am - 2:00 pm iLLvibe
Sunday, September 16* 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Jean-Paul De Roover


* As part of Open Streets TO


777 Bay Street

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

June 4 12:00 – 2:00 pm Sabrina Soares
June 18 12:00 – 2:00 pm Black Suit Devil
July 9 12:00 – 2:00 pm Justine Giles
July 23 12:00 – 2:00 pm Nick Sherman
August 13 12:00 – 2:00 pm Martin Kerr
August 27 12:00 – 2:00 pm R. Shelley
September 10 12:00 – 2:00 pm MIMI O’Bonsawin
September 24 12:00 – 2:00 pm Citizen Jane
October 1 12:00 – 2:00 pm Johnson Crook

 


33 Gerrard St. West

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

Saturday, July 21 5:00 - 8:00 pm Kickback
Saturday, August 18 5:00 - 8:00 pm The Price Brothers


1 Queen St. East

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

Wednesday, July 11 12:00 - 1:30 pm IMPAK
Wednesday, August 15 12:00 - 1:30 pm Mel Dubé

 


82 Bond Street

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

Wednesday, June 20 12:00 - 1:30 pm Dilan Ensemble
Wednesday, July 25 12:00 - 1:30 pm Aline Homzy
Wednesday, August 22 12:00 - 1:30 pm 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

 

Partners:

SponsorsCANDEREL GWL REALTY ADVISORS NOW Canadian Musician City of Toronto

 

Past Event

 

Check out some 2017 Play the Parks highlights!

Take a look at some photos from last year’s concert series on our Facebook page.

Connect with Us




Are you a musician interested in Playing at our Parks or someone who wants to partner, connect with us:

Cheryll Diego

Events and Partnership Manager
Phone: (416) 597-0255 x226
Email: cdiego@downtownyonge.com
Tweet: @DowntownYonge

 

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