Kat Burns of the lovely Forest City Lovers gives us a guide to Toronto…
Best music venue : For music any night of the week I’d hit up the Tranzac Club. They have two small rooms and a main hall so there’s a good chance you’ll catch a local act. I also like checking out shows at the Horseshoe – it has a good vibe and it’s got quite a history.
Best record shop: It’s a tie Soundscapes and Rotate This. Both carry a great selection of independent and Canadian music. Rotate This is more heavy on the vinyl section which is awesome, and Soundscapes has really great in-store performances (almost weekly) by local and international acts that are passing through.
Favourite Toronto bands: There are so many to choose from! We are lucky to have a lot of talented friends in Toronto who happen to have awesome records out, some of them include: Ohbijou, The Wooden Sky, Timber Timbre, The D’Urbervilles.
Interesting fact about Toronto: We have a secret underground walkway! It runs for many kilometres underneath the city. There are shops and subway stops along the way. Apparently you can walk across the whole city without coming above ground!
Anything else we need to know about Toronto: Toronto is a very exciting place to be right now. I feel like is swelling with arts and culture happening in the city and we’re feeling pretty lucky to be a part of it. It has a beautiful island that is pleasant in the summer to go swimming and exploring on, and gives you a fantastic view of the city from across the lake.