The rhythms of music in Toronto have beaten for a long time, across different genres and places, and coming from a diversity of perspectives as broad as the city itself.

Sounds Like Toronto invites you to discover stories of artists and venues that have defined our recent music heritage, and have played a transformative role in our city's past and future.

Music has no boundaries. Explore this online exhibition by immersing yourself in one of four thematic stages below or by selecting one of the artist and venue stories in the exhibition. You’ll soon realize that many of these stories are connected and woven together.

A group of people standing up against a building, posing for a photo

Beginnings: Starting Out in Toronto

The artists who got their start in Toronto and the venues that created legends.

Two people hugging backstage at a concert.

Belonging: Creating Community

Toronto is for everybody. Discover how music has brought us together.

A woman with long hair playing acoustic guitar to a large outdoor crowd.

Pushing Boundaries: Music as a Catalyst for Change

Songs have the power to drive social progress.

Hands holding up a cellphone, recording a concert

Making It: Toronto Takes Centre Stage

Celebrating success at home and around the world.


Educational Resources

View All Resources