Tracing the Live Music History of Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square

Yonge-Dundas Square has become the Times Square of Toronto, surrounded by shopping, restaurants, theatres and media outlets. Thousands of people converge on the square every day, making it the biggest pedestrian spot in the country. Those numbers swell whenever there’s a  live music performance on the square’s stage.

Cameron Gordon of Completely Ignored has gone through the list of YDS performers and has come up with this. Click on the graphic to see the whole thing. (I’d forgotten that Beyonce performed there!)


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Tracing the Live Music History of Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square

  • September 6, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Who remembers the Giraffes?


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