There are few things as wonderful as watching an amazing band. More guilt-free than gorging on chocolate with a similar joy, a snack of music can feed the soul. Toronto, in all of its culturally diverse glory, has a plethora of places to feed the innate need we all have to listen. In these diverse spaces, we can drown out the sound of our own voices and become wrapped up in someone else's.
There are obviously a lot of choices when it comes to musical flavour. Major headlining acts can be found at any location, but most frequently at Massey Hall or The Horseshoe Tavern. If you are going for more of the music and less of the name, you can pick your favourite genre. Bluegrass fans are right at home with the banjo picking, side stepping crowd at The Dakota Tavern. Jazz aficionados enjoy both food and entertainment at the dazzling Jazz Bistro or the intimate Hugh's Room.
Live music captures the heart of the audience in a way that no vinyl could come close to. Whether the venue seats thousands or hundreds, being able to sit close to the person playing the guitar feels personal. Toronto is slightly addicted to it, with amazing musicians serenading us everywhere from sushi bars to subway cars. Take your earbuds out and make a plan to catch a world-class show any night of the week.