Music of Ontario

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As the Canadian province with the largest population,[1] Ontario has a particularly prominent role in Canadian music. The provincial capital city of Toronto, Canada's largest municipality,[2] is home to much of the English Canadian music industry and many individual musicians, and the most popular destination for musicians from other parts of Canada, besides French-Canadian musicians, looking to advance their careers. Hamilton, Ottawa, Kingston and Guelph have also been important centres for Canadian music.

In classical music, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra[3], and the National Arts Centre Orchestra[4] are two of the most renowned orchestras in the world. Many smaller Ontario cities have orchestras of their own as well. The Canadian Opera Company,[5] also based in Toronto, is the country's largest and most influential producer of opera productions.

Other institutions in the province include the Royal Conservatory of Music,[6] MuchMusic,[7] and concert venues such as Roy Thomson Hall,[8] Massey Hall[8] and the National Arts Centre.[9] Record labels in the province include MapleMusic, DROG Records, Duke Street, Sonic Unyon, Three Gut, Zunior, Linus Entertainment, and the Canadian divisions of most major international labels.

Ontario music organizations[edit]

Music Festivals[edit]

Musicians[edit]

For a list of musicians and musical groups from Ontario, please see List of Ontario musicians.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Canada, Government of Canada, Statistics. "Census in Brief: Municipalities in Canada with the largest and fastest-growing populations between 2011 and 2016". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Toronto Symphony Orchestra". www.tso.ca. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "NAC Orchestra". nac-cna.ca. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Canadian Opera Company". www.coc.ca. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "The Royal Conservatory of Music | The finest instrument is the mind.®". www.rcmusic.ca. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Much.com | Watch Shows Online". Much.com. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "About Us". The Corporation of Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "National Arts Centre | Canada is our stage". nac-cna.ca. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "Find Bands in Central Ontario - Central Ontario Musicians' Association". www.centralontariomusicians.org. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  11. ^ "Country Music Association of Ontario". cmaontario.ca. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  12. ^ "Folk Music Ontario - Supporting the growth and development of folk music in Ontario since 1986". www.folkmusicontario.ca. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  13. ^ "MusicOntario - CIMA". cimamusic.ca. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  14. ^ "Ontario Arts Council". arts.on.ca. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  15. ^ "Ontario Music Association". Ontario Music Association. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  16. ^ "TAPA". TAPA. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  17. ^ "Welcome to TMA149". torontomusicians.org. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  18. ^ "Ontario Music Festivals Association". Ontario Music Festivals Association. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  19. ^ "Home - Boots & Hearts". Boots & Hearts. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  20. ^ "Sound of Music Festival | Burlington, Ontario". Sound of Music Festival. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  21. ^ "Goderich Celtic Roots Festival". www.celticfestival.ca. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  22. ^ "Havelock Country Jamboree - Havelock Country Jamboree". Havelock Country Jamboree. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  23. ^ "Home - Mariposa Folk Foundation". Mariposa Folk Foundation. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  24. ^ "Northern Lights Festival Boréal". nlfbsudbury.com. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  25. ^ "Home - Ottawa Bluesfest 2017". Ottawa Bluesfest 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  26. ^ "Rock the Park 2017 | London, ON Outdoor Concert | Lady Antebellum, Wiz Khalifa, The Offspring, Sublime, Fetty Wap, Salt n Pepa, Vanilla Ice". www.rockthepark.ca. Retrieved 12 June 2017.