Explore Yonge Street’s Music History With Free Summer Walking Tour

June 4th, 2015

Canadian music journalist Nicholas Jennings will once again lead a series of walking tours this summer to discover the rich music history of Toronto’s Yonge Street beginning as early as the 1950’s. From Ronnie Hawkins at Le Coq D’Or Tavern to Glenn Gould at the Eaton Auditorium, Yonge St.’s musical roots played a crucial role in the evolution of the city and helped launch the careers of some of the biggest names is rock and roll.

This year, the cost of the tour will be generously covered by the businesses in the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Association and you can reserve your spot now via Heritage Toronto’s website. Tours will run through September, with the next tour taking place June 17, 2015 at 6:30 PM, wrapping up around 8 PM.

The tours also fall in line with the launch of Downtown Yonge’s Music Strategy, which finds the DYBIA working closely with Heritage Toronto to honour the music history of the legendary strip. While paying homage to the street’s past, the music strategy also looks to the future with the development of a music incubator in partnership with Coalition Music, as well as live performances like Play The Parks which 4479 is proud to be a partner of.