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Turn It Up: The Past, Present & Future of Toronto's Live Music Ecosystem

By Ryan Taylor, Omar Elsharkawy, Music fans/citizens



After almost two years, live music is back in Toronto!


To celebrate, this walk will examine Toronto's live music ecosystem through an urban planning lens. Where do music venues fit in the urban landscape? How are they shaped by policy? And what is the future of these spaces in one of the biggest music markets and fastest growing cities in North America?


Join us to discuss how to foster and inclusive and resilient city for music to thrive! Recommended for fans of: music, cities, urban planning, Toronto history, trivia.

Topics covered: bylaws, all ages venues, rehearsal spaces, real estate, housing, transportation, and more! (This walk is an updated version of the 2021 walk highlighting exciting, interesting, and important developments over the past year)

  • Walk Start Location: College & Spadina (outside the new, old Silver Dollar Room). Walk Leaders will have a Jane's Walk sign and be standing directly under the Silver Dollar sign

  • Nearest Public Transit: College & Spadina (506 College Streetcar or 510 Spadina Streetcar). The walk start is a short walk from Queen's Park Station on Line 1

  • Walk End Location: Queen & Spadina (Horseshoe Tavern)

Saturday, May 7

2:00PM - 3:30PM 


Language: English 

Area: Downtown

Theme: Arts & Architecture, Food and Entertainment, History & Culture

Accessibility: Family-friendly, Busy Sidewalks.


Masks are optional and welcome if you so choose. The walk is entirely outdoors. There may be crowding on sidewalks while walking and at walk stops.

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