Published on August 14th, 2013 | by Alan Cross


A New Project Designed to Map and Connect Toronto with Songs

I found this at Spacing.ca.  VERY cool!

Track collects and maps songs about Toronto.  Still in its infancy, the project aims to create an interactive archive of songs about Toronto –  with the ultimate goal of allowing listeners to wander the city and discover songs as they go.

There’s something magical about learning that Leonard Cohen’s Closing Time was written about the now shuttered Matador Club at 466 Dovercourt, or that the house you think you’re standing in front of al 555 Spadina is actually a hidden Toronto Hydro sub-station, and yes, there’s a song about it.

We’ve plotted all the songs we’ve found so far on a map – and we are looking for help to build the collection!  The more suggestions the better!

Love it.  Keep reading!  Help out!

About the Author

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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