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Yonge Street's Amazing Music and Pop Culture History

Mark Vendramini

Join us on a journey through the historic Masonic Temple, which for over 110 years has been a stage for countless artists. We'll delve into Yorkville's crucial role in shaping Toronto's music scene and stroll down Yonge Street, once home to a bustling array of movie theatres.

During this walk we will:
- Visit the CAA Theatre (formerly New Yorker), where The Ramones launched Toronto's Punk movement in 1976.
- Reminisce at the former site of The Gasworks, made famous by Wayne's World,
- Stop by the St. Charles Tavern clock tower, the launching pad for Toronto's LGBTQ+ Pride movement.
- Discover the serendipitous Toronto encounter that shaped The Beatles' most famous album.
Our journey will conclude at Maple Leaf Gardens. This tour is an invitation to explore Toronto's vibrant music and entertainment legacy, connecting you with the stories that have defined our city.

Walk Start:

Frank Stollery Parkette, Yonge and Davenport.

Maple Leaf Gardens, Yonge and Carlton.

Walk End:

Date: May 5

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.




Arts and Culture.


Busy sidewalks.

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