wavelength jonny dovercourt

Wavelength artistic director asked to step down following allegations of abuse

The co-founder of Toronto's Wavelength music festival and not-for-profit arts organization has left his directorial post amidst a former employee's allegation of abuse.

Jonathan Bunce, who goes by Jonny Dovercourt, co-founded Wavelength in 2000. It has evolved since then from a series of indie music showcases to a large outdoor music festival, Camp Wavelength, in downtown Toronto.

A former volunteer and employee of the organization, Dorice Tepley, called out Bunce publicly on Facebook over the weekend for creating, what she says, was a hostile work environment

"If you believe me, don't go. If you believe victims, don't play, don't go," wrote Tepley in a now-deleted Facebook post aimed at performers and sponsors for Camp Wavelength 2018. "Protect yourselves. Don't let this abuser use your talent for his own ego and gain!"

Tepley, who was dismissed from Wavelength in 2015, wrote that Bunce made her feel "dumb" and "like shit about myself because I was me."

Lead photo by

Wavelength Music Series


Latest Videos



Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Arts

Toronto location of art store with 100-year reputation is permanently closing

Pete Davidson just cancelled his Toronto show and people are blaming Kim Kardashian

People in Toronto can now see giant billboards with new bylaws that don't even exist

45-year-old Toronto mom unexpectedly gets into National Ballet School but there's a hitch

Legendary Toronto muralist RUNT sad to see iconic artwork painted over

Nuit Blanche is officially coming back to Toronto and it'll be the biggest year yet

The 10 most famous people from Toronto

You can now feel what it's like to step inside a huge Icelandic volcano in Toronto