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Sense of Place: Toronto

"We found a strong Toronto music scene that keeps evolving. On any given night bands in more than a dozen clubs throughout the city keep hip-hop, roots and indie-rock creativity alive." -World Cafe host David Dye

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For Sense of Place: Toronto – Stars In A Vintage Cafe From 2010

For our Sense of Place visit to Toronto we are going back into the archives for one of our favorite Canadian bands that began in Toronto, Stars.Read More

Sense of Place: Toronto Memoryhouse Plays Us Brand New Music

For our Sense of Place visit to Toronto we had a chance to do a session with the band Memoryhouse, a two piece featuring singer Denise Nouvion and composer arranger Evan Abeele. Read More

Sense of Place: Toronto Free Downloads Of Five New Bands To Watch From Chromewaves Blog!

Frank Yang is the Toronto-based founder and author of the blog Chromewaves. He started the blog in 2002 as an outlet to write about his various interests, which he lists as "indie rock,...Read More

Sense of Place: Toronto - Exclusive Stripped Down Session With Metric Featuring Music From Synthetica

Our Toronto Sense of Place Series continues today with a wonderful stripped down session with Metric. The band was formed in Toronto in 1998 by vocalist/keyboardist Emily Haines and guitarist James Shaw who...Read More

Sense of Place: Toronto Feist Vintage Cafe from 2007

Our World Cafe: Next artist for our Sense of Place visit to Toronto are July Talk, a Toronto-based five piece band, co-led by vocalists Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay. Their debut album came...Read More

Sense of Place From The CBC, It’s Q Radio Host Jian Ghomeshi

As our Sense of Place: Toronto series continues today as we talk with Jian Ghomeshi on the set of his very popular CBC radio and TV show Q. The show covers arts and...Read More

Sense Of Place: Toronto – Celebrating Ten Years of Arts & Crafts With Kevin Drew And Jeffrey Remedios

November 13, 2013 - Today for our Toronto Sense of Place series we talk with the guys behind Arts & Crafts Records - Jeffrey Remedios, formerly of Virgin Records, and Kevin Drew, co-founder of...Read More

Sense of Place: Toronto - A Special Performance From Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning

November 13, 2013 - As our Sense of Place visit to Toronto continues our guest is Brendan Canning, the co-founder of Broken Social Scene. Brendan and Kevin Drew share leadership of the Toronto based...Read More

Sense Of Place: Toronto - Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene is on hiatus now but here is a session made when they were much more than a band big in Toronto. It was 2006 and the Broken Social Scene...Read More

Born in Toronto - Neil Young From The Archives For Sense of Place

Our Sense of Place: Toronto continues with one from Neil Young who was born in the city. It was recorded in Nashville in 2005 upon the release of the Prairie Wind album. Read More

Sense of Place: Toronto with Michael Hollett of NOW Magazine and NXNE Festival

For 32 years, as editor and publisher, Michael Hollett has guided NOW Magazine as a reflection of the music culture in Toronto.Read More

Sense of Place: Toronto - Interview and performance with Basia Bulat

Our first guest for our Toronto Sense of Place is Basia Bulat the folkie singer-songwriter who grew up in Little Poland on the East side of Toronto.Read More

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