has its own personality – its own charms, attraction, and talent – as a result
of the people who live there.
capital city is home to a beautifully diverse population, including a great
number of people who have chosen to re-locate from other parts of the country and
globe. Many Torontonians travel through Union Station, Canada’s busiest
transportation hub, on a regular basis. This makes Union an ideal meeting place
for TD Music Fridays: A showcase of #TorontoMade talent.
have to be born – or even live – in Toronto to relate to #TorontoMade. Toronto
Made is for those who have been touched by the city, who have found inspiration
or opportunity there, and who love the new discoveries it offers around every
corner. We shape our cities as our cities shape us. TD Music Fridays, taking place from Friday
October 7 through Friday December 9, between 4:30 – 6:30pm at Union Station, is
a showcase of #TorontoMade talent.
Each week, a selection of artists who
have found their inspiration, stories or sounds in Toronto will share their
music on stages popping up in different parts of Union.
launches Friday October 7, with a performance by Alysha
, an award-winning Indo-Tanzanian Canadian musician, producer and
community organizer who recently released her third album, titled Human
, to positive reviews. Alysha
creates music and art that aims to unite people, and we are excited to feature
her and her band, The Brilltones.
following week, Friday October 14, Coalition Music
will present a
number of rising independent musicians who have participated in their many
fantastic programs. On Friday October 21st, Honey Jam will present six
stellar talents who have previously performed at the annual all-female,
multicultural, multi-genre showcase
, including pHoenix Pagliacci
, and Augusta Ray
also pleased to share that on Friday November 4, Tanika
– one of Canada’s most talked-about young soul singers – will
be featured. The Edmonton-raised vocalist has performed on stages across the
country this year, supporting her fantastic full-length album, Soul Run
Visit our TD
Music Fridays event page
for updated programming schedules and follow TD
and Union Station
on Twitter for the
latest info. You can also contribute to this conversation. How does the city
inspire you? How are you #TorontoMade? TD Music Fridays: Toronto Made.
the sounds and explore Union Station as you head home – or out on the town –
and you may just discover your next favourite artist! Photo
of Alysha Brilla (top) by Lisa MacIntosh
photo by Ashley Ann