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  • Tara Kannangara and band. Photo by Kevin Jones

  • Jerusalem In My Heart. Photo by Kevin Jones

We are a globally significant centre for creative music.

We seek to address the question “what does experimental and creative activity look and sound like?” with our community and with our artists.

Our Work

Established in 1976 by members of the Canadian Creative Music Collective (CCMC), the Music Gallery develops, presents and promotes contemporary music in all genres.

Since the beginning, our mandate to foster innovation and experimentation in music has remained constant, and today, we continue to redefine the possibilities for concert music.

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918 Bathurst Great Hall. Photo by Conor McSweeny

Our Space

Located inside 918 Bathurst Centre, featuring one of Toronto’s most beautiful small concert halls, our home base features multiple rooms for event programming.

If you’d like to inquire about a rental or a Music Gallery co-presented event, click here.

Our History

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  • History of Bathurst St. Sounds parade. Photo by Elijah Nichols

  • 918 Bathurst Great Hall. Photo by Conor McSweeny

  • Amahl Arulanandam. Photo by Kevin Jones

  • Zibiiwan. Photo by Terry Lim

In the beginning, there was music. Over its 40-year history, the Music Gallery has been many things to many people. When it was founded in 1976 by Peter Anson and Al Mattes, it quickly became a hub for collaboration, creative exploration and musical performance.

Timeline of our History

Our People

Staff

Sanjeet Takhar

Artistic Director

David Dacks

Executive Director

Marketing Coordinator headshot, Cecilia Chan

Cecilia Chan

Marketing Coordinator

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Kristel Jax

Marketing Coordinator

Elise Boeur

Patron Services

Ali Jafri

Lighting Technician

Kevin Jones

Photographer

Tad Michalak

Curator (Departures series)

Sandor Ajzenstat

Lighting Director

Paul Hodge

Technical Director

Sara Constant

Curator (Emergents series)

Mohammad Barakat

Patron Services

Kerrick Pereira

Kerrick Pereira

Assistant Audio Technician

Romar Johnson

Lighting Technician

Board of Directors

Karen Ng

Chair

Dave Darby

President

Tim Jones

Secretary

Byron Olivares

Treasurer

Christina Volpini

Shalini Shan-Hernandez

tUkU Matthews

Monica Pearce

Fahim Karmali

Matthew Rideout

Artistic Advisory Council

Amanda Smith

Kat Estacio

Akash Bansal

Stephen Jackman-Torkoff

Muxobo Mohamed

Pratishtha Kohli

Darren Creech

April Aliermo

Yang Chen

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How we practice community safety

  • Heather Saumer, Rebecca Hennessey and Germaine Liu. Photo by Claire Harvie

  • Deep Listening in session. Photo by Claire Harvie

  • Zibiiwan. Photo by Terry Lim

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Current Season

2022-2023 Season

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Become a member

Help creative music and performance thrive in Toronto. Your contribution supports our vibrant community of innovative artists.

  • Respectfulchild. Photo by Claire Harvie

  • Lido Pimienta. Photo by Kevin Jones

  • Bear Witness. Photo by Claire Harvie

  • Melody McKiver. Photo by Terry Lim

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Support our work

Your donation is used to create opportunities for artists to push the boundaries of their creative practice.