Music in Toronto

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  • Toronto is a major stop on both indie and popular concert circuits, which means that its live music calendar is packed at all times. A number of small venues, like the Horseshoe Tavern, are (unofficially) recognized as musical institutions, having hosted now-icons prior to (and during) their rockabilly, then rock, then punk heydays. Incidently, these venues remain excellent spots to catch the next round of up-and-comers in Canada's indie rock scene. Toronto's entertainment publications are filled with listings that outline opportunities to see bands of every genre, in every sort of venue space. Whether you're looking for a big ticket or back-of-bar experience, Toronto's constantly packed live music scene will have something to offer.

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    Theatre Passe Muraille

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    16 Ryerson Ave
    (At Wolsley)

    Innovative and independent: the experimental Canadian stage... read more

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    Buddies In Bad Times Theatre

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    12 Alexander St
    (At Yonge)

    The creative home base of Toronto's queer community... read more

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    Tarragon Theatre

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    30 Bridgman Ave
    (At Howland)

    Committed to Canadian content and artistic exploration... read more

    The Mod Club Theatre

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    722 College Street

    A hot spot for excellent live, indie music...
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    132 Queens Quay E
    (At Jarvis)

    Upscale and about appearance: an icon in the TO nightlife scene... read more

    Dream in High Park

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    26 Berkeley St
    (At Front)

    All the world's a stage... read more


    563 Bloor St West
    (at Bathurst Street)

    Martinis (and good food) by day or night... read more

    Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres

    189 Yonge St
    (at Queen Street)

    Original vaudeville... read more

    Royal Alexandra Theatre

    260 King St. W.
    (At Simcoe)

    Historic Toronto theatre which houses touring Broadway musicals and plays... read more

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    Library Bar

    100 Front Street West
    Fairmont Royal York

    An intimate bar, part of the historic Royal York hotel... read more

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    Canon Theatre (formerly Pantages Theatre)

    244 Victoria Street
    (at Shuter Street)

    The phantom of Toronto... read more

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    Brigantine Room

    235 Queen's Quay W
    (At Simcoe)

    A light to read by... read more

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    250 Richmond St West
    (At Duncan)

    Fun on every level... read more

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    Maquette (La)

    111 King Street East
    (at Church Street)

    The spot for romance... read more

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    The Docks

    11 Polson St
    (at Cherry St)

    Mega-entertainment complex... read more

    Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage

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    235 Queens Quay W
    (At Simcoe)

    Waterfront pier party... read more

    Toronto Centre for the Arts

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    5040 Yonge Street
    (At Empress)

    World's best featured... read more

    This Is London

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    364 Richmond St W
    (b/t Peter St & Spadina Ave)

    Upscale and over 25... read more

    Phoenix Concert Theatre

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    410 Sherbourne Street
    (at Carlton)

    Nightclub and live music venue... read more

    Palais Royale Ballroom

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    1601 Lake Shore Blvd W

    Performing arts centre... read more
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