Play the Parks is back this summer 2024
to celebrate its 12th Season! 

Play The Parks features live-concerts happening weekly from June to September at the following locations in the Downtown Yonge neighbourhood – College Park, Trinity Square, McGill and Granby Parkettes and more!

Presenting a wide range of musical styles and genres by local Canadian artists. It will include World, Latin, Funk, Jazz, Calypso, Reggae, Afro, Rock, Pop, R&B, Hip Hop, Folk/Country, Blues, Electronic, Classical and artists with Indigenous roots.

Some locations will include Farmers’ Market and Bike clinics. Play the Parks is always open to everyone and free of charge.

There’s no better way to spend a few summer hours than listening to live music and connecting with your community. Join us in one or all of the locations.

Follow us on social media @downtownyonge for regular updates.

Play the Parks is presented by the Downtown Yonge BIA and TD Bank Group, curated by Canada’s Music Incubator and Small World Music.


In 2024, Play The Parks is expanding into additional cities across Ontario thanks to the support provided by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.

College Park Courtyard

Wednesdays at 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | 444 Yonge St. Toronto 

12-Jun Donné Roberts
26-Jun Farrucas
10-Jul Rain Date
17-Jul Dimitra Kahrimanidis
24-Jul Nizo’s Guaca Brass Band
31-Jul Kenn Lewis
14-Aug Irene Torres
21-Aug Illarra & Hiyaka Band
28-Aug Kazdoura


Crowd of people sitting on Muskoka chairs, outside in a park, clapping.

College Park Evenings!

Wednesdays at 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | 400 Yonge St. Toronto 

17-Jul J3M
24-Jul Karisik Kaset
14-Aug Kia Rose
21-Aug Electric Religious
28-Aug Kibra


Crowd of people sitting in Muskoka Chairs.

McGill Granby Parkette!

Tuesdays at 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | McGill Granby Parkette. Toronto 

25-Jun Queen Pepper
02-Jul Linda Carone
09-Jul Sleepy Jean
16-Jul Bad Luck Woman & her Misfortunes
23-Jul Ale Nunez
30-Jul AbbyGabby
06-Aug Joanna Majoko
13-Aug Lala Noel
20-Aug The Sonny Balcones
27-Aug Tony Quarrington & Zoey Adams
03-Sep  Steven Taetz
Crowd of people watching a band play under an event tent.

Trinity Square

Thursdays at 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | 19 Trinity Square, Toronto

13-Jun Chris Oday
20-Jun James Wilson
27-Jun Brooklyn Doran
11-Jul Myrriah Xochitl
18-Jul Eunice Keitan
25-Jul Tracy Pham
Natasha Roldán
Mo Guzman
Animate the Laneways - many people enjoying celebration in laneway.

Mackenzie House

Fridays at 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | 82 Bond St. Toronto

05-Jul Simon Farintosh
02-Aug Victoria Ye
06-Sep Caroline Lopez


Animate the Laneways - many people enjoying celebration in laneway.

777 Bay

Tuesdays at 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | 777 Bay St. Toronto, ON

09-Jul Wild Bloom
03-Sep Kubla
Animate the Laneways - many people enjoying celebration in laneway.

Chelsea hotel Market Patio

Friday 6 PM – 8 PM | 777 Bay St. Toronto, ON

26-Jul The Kalya Ramu Quartet
Animate the Laneways - many people enjoying celebration in laneway.