This giant mural, which covers one side of a high-rise senior’s residence, salutes the once vibrant Yonge Street music scene. In the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s jazz and rock greats played in several taverns and bars along the strip from Gerrard to Queen.
All the clubs and many of the performers are gone now, but the mural – still being painted – will help us remember the days when Yonge was ‘nightclub nirvana’. You can’t miss it.
Three Yonge Street stalwarts – A & A Records, Steele’s Tavern & Sam The Record Man – all gone.
THE COLONIAL, sandwiched between two old bank buildings, was TORONTO’s #1 jazz club – demolished.
The venerable MASSEY HALL, still going strong. This was, and remains, one of TORONTO’s top concert halls.