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Music

Drake and Bieber make it to the Polaris Prize long list

Posted by Amy Grief / June 15, 2016

polaris prize long list 2016The Polaris Prize long list is out and it features some massive names in Canadian music. Along with popular west coasters like Grimes and Carly Rae Jepsen, the nominees (somewhat unpredictably) include hometown heroes Drake and The Weeknd as well as Justin Bieber, who's kind of associated with Toronto (whether you like it or not).

Local bands and artists such as City and Colour, Dilly Dally, Peaches, Jazz Cartier, The Strumbellas, Majid Jordan, PUP and Daniel Caesar also made the cut.

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Kanye coming to Toronto for Saint Pablo Tour

Posted by Jaclyn Skrobacky / June 14, 2016

Kanye TorontoKanye West fans rejoice! Yeezus is finally making his triumphant return to Toronto after his controversial Pan Am Games closing ceremony performance.

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Bestival makes a triumphant return to Toronto

Posted by Amy Grief / June 13, 2016

Bestival Toronto 2016Bestival took over Toronto's Woodbine Park this past weekend, transforming it into a circus filled with music, wild costumes and special effects. And unlike last year's event on the Island, it wasn't a mission to get to the venue. Instead, I hopped on the TTC to spend a weekend frolicking in the Beaches.

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10 famous people visiting Toronto this summer 2016

Posted by Alice Prendergast / June 13, 2016

Gigi HadidToronto always gets a dose of celebrity action in the summer, as famous folks from near and far touch down in our fair city to get in on our massive roster of summer events and fests. Remember to keep your iPhone charged and your Instagram hand strong because it's about to get hot up in the 6ix.

Here are some famous faces coming to Toronto this summer.

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Toronto power plant hosts unreal night of music

Posted by Amy Grief / June 12, 2016

Unsound TorontoIt might be a trek, but a visit to the Hearn Generating Station during Luminato is definitely worth it - and the large crowds who made their way here (many by bike) over the past two nights for the Unsound Festival didn't leave disappointed.

Unsound - an import from Krakow, Poland - made its Toronto debut last year. And its second iteration was just as magical as the first thanks to the stellar venue; the abandoned power plant was the perfect backdrop for the industrial-sounding music.

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80s throwback concerts to see in Toronto this summer

Posted by Alice Prendergast / June 9, 2016

def leppard torontoToronto festivals may be filling the city with alt-indie, jazz and R&B acts, but rest assured that those fond of nostalgia will have options for summer 2016, too. While some of these '80s legends are still releasing new material, let's be honest, the reason you go is to get down to their greatest hits from years past.

Here are my picks for the top '80s throwback concerts hitting Toronto this summer.

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