toronto public library

The Toronto Public Library is throwing a concert series but headphones are required

Get ready to jam out at the library — quietly, of course. 

The Toronto Public Library has just announced a new concert series called Quiet Concerts, coming to Cedarbrae Library in Scarborough this fall. 

Starting on September 15, the library will be broadcasting experimental music performances every Sunday. Visitors can listen live via wireless headphones, which they can wear anywhere in the library. 

"The series presents an unusual concert scenario in the public library setting, reflecting on the sensorial relationships between reading and listening, and the embodied effects of quietude," says the event's description. 

There'll be a limited number of headphones provided by the library, but it's encouraged your bring your own, and a smart phone too. 

Hosted by TPL's artist-in-residence, Christopher Willes, there'll be five "intimate, low-volume" concerts in total, all as part of the Toronto Arts Council's Artists in the Library program. 

You'll be treated to musical performances, sometimes accompanied with poetry readings.

Here's Quiet Concert's full program: 

Lead photo by

Quiet Library


Latest Videos



Latest Videos


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Music

New entertainment complex officially opening in Toronto with Gwen Stefani concert

Ontario university to offer new Taylor Swift legal course this fall

Record store day is April 20 and here's how Toronto shops are celebrating

Canada's biggest music festival lands in Toronto this spring

Massey Hall is now selling concert tickets in Toronto for cheap

Someone in Toronto is selling a bag of 'high-quality' air from the same room Beyoncé was in

Shawn Mendes surprised fans by joining Noah Kahan on stage in Toronto

Police investigating after reports of druggings at Toronto nightclub