In the beginning, there was music. Over its 45-year history, the Music Gallery has been many things to many people. When it was founded in 1976, it quickly became a hub for collaboration, creative exploration and musical performance.
Toronto’s Centre For Creative Music – Since 1976
Our founders CCMC were sonic adventurers drawing from many traditions and even inventing some of their own. Their approach to musical innovation and the resulting legacy of their creations lives on in the Music Gallery and its activities today.
From those early days as an artist-run centre, the Music Gallery has led a truly remarkable journey. We have hosted extraordinary international residencies. We have held festivals. We helped launch a magazine and two record labels. At least twice, financial troubles nearly destroyed us. Through the ups and downs, through successes and failures—throughout nearly five wild decades—the Music Gallery never lost its commitment to the music and the artists who make it.