Toronto Blues Society

A Brief History of the Toronto Blues Society BACKGROUND Formed in 1985 by a group of enthusiasts who saw legendary blues nightclub Albert’s Hall spike blues interest and wanted to protect the stability of Toronto’s blues with an organization. This group included Derek Andrews, David Barnard and John Valenteyn, who wanted to ensure that blues music, an indigenous North American art form, was …

Small World Music

In February 2014, Small World opened the doors to the Small World Music Centre at Toronto Artscape’s Youngplace facility. Located on Shaw Street near Queen West, it is an accessible community hub for global music and the people who play it and enjoy it. A high-quality listening room with flexible seating for 70 – 100 standing, it is an …