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Can Toronto be the next Austin?

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31 August 2015

Episode 203

28 minutes

We assess the success of the Austin-Toronto Music City Alliance, and see how Toronto is building itself as a music destination through interviews with mayor John Tory, British broadcaster and festival organiser Rob Da Bank and other musicians, promoters and venue owners from the city.

31 August 2015

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Austin-Toronto Music City Alliance

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Back in 2013 the Austin-Toronto Music City Alliance was established. Monocle’s Toronto correspondent Christopher Frey sits down with mayor John Tory to discuss what has changed in the city and the challenges that the alliance poses

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Toronto as a musical city

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Mar Sellars heads in to town to meet the people responsible for policymaking, nurturing Toronto as a music city and bridging the gap between city hall and the public.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Interview: Rob da Bank

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This year Rob da Bank took his UK festival Bestival to Toronto. We ask him why he chose the Canadian city and whether he sees it as an international music destination.

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

Toronto's local music scene

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Mar Sellars is out and about again to meet the musicians and venue owners who make Toronto’s music industry thrive.

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