• YYZ Live

    YYZ Live, a musical celebration featuring free, live performances by local musicians, returns to Terminals 1 and 3 from June to December 2018 for the enjoyment of both passengers and the public.

  • Bringing a taste of Toronto to our passengers from around the world, this year’s lineup includes 75 incredible performances ranging from folk, pop, and indie, to RnB, rock, blues, jazz and more, by local Canadian talent.

    YYZ Live performances are free and take place weekly from 6 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.:

    • Tuesday: YYZ Live stage, Terminal 3, Departures (Post-Security)
    • Friday: YYZ Live stage, Terminal 1, International Arrivals (Pre-Security)
    • Saturday: YYZ Live stage, Terminal 1, International Arrivals (Pre-Security)

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    Upcoming Performances

    The Jones

    The Jones

    Friday, July 20

    soundcloud.com/thejonesquartet

    The Jones are an Indie/Jazz fusion band from the West end of Toronto. Members consist of Garrett Ellsworth-Spotton on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Noah Roelofson on lead guitar, Matt Raitt on bass guitar, and Chris Raitt on drums. The Jones have been a group for just over four years spending much of their time playing venues around the city such as the famous Silver Dollar room, The Cameron House, The Bovine Sex club, and Gate 401. The band also helped organize and perform an event running two consecutive years in Trinity Bellwoods Park showcasing many other local acts.

    Just John

    Just John

    Saturday, July 21

    facebook.com/justjohnforreal

    Just John is a Musician and cultural producer based in Toronto. Raised in Scarborough he is the founding member of the art collective, Blank Canvas. Just John mixes forward looking hip-hop & club ready bangers with alternative rhythms, and danceable genre bending beats paired with DJ & Producer Dom Dias. Earning acclaim from Complex, Noisey and the Art Gallery of Ontario Just John is exhibiting audible illustrations for his audience to experience.

    Lucas Mackenzie Music

    Lucas Mackenzie Music

    Tuesday, July 24

    lucasmackenziemusic.bandcamp.com

    Toronto based singer-songwriter Lucas MacKenzie is a man with stories to tell. Torn between individuality and belonging and always striving to shed light on dark places, his songs weave a rich tapestry of both the familiar and the arcane aspects of love, longing, secrets and tragedy. Never content with one genre, he channels his heroes Zappa, Bowie and Garcia through various incarnations of rock, country, folk, blues and jazz in a timeless brand of six string storytelling. On his debut solo EP 'Togetheralone', Lucas MacKenzie has crafted a lush and lovingly produced batch of songs that explore the timeless paradoxes of interpersonal relationships and personal identity. ‘Togetheralone’ sees Lucas MacKenzie simultaneously asking and answering the question “who am I”, as his identity as a master songwriter and musical poet are distilled upon listening.

    Laii

    Laii

    Friday, July 27

    www.laiimusic.com

    An artist who lacks no soul or passion when it comes to her craft, Laii is a singer from Toronto, Ontario who has been singing ever since the age of 7. She specializes in the style of R&B/Soul. The music that fed her melodic & lyrical appetite while growing up, derived mainly from the 90s R&B era. So her music, as well as production, certainly reflects that. She has recently received her Bachelor's in Music and has worked with some of the top musicians and educators in the city. Her material reflects the stylings of neo-soul genre--Erykah Badu, Jill Scott-esque sensations with a mix of the rich harmonies from girl groups like that of the 90s. As far as the future goes, she is consistently writing music and expressing herself through song. Laii is an independent artist and is aware of exactly what she likes and what she wants to convey with her music. The inspiration never stops for her with each learning experience more humbling and constructive than the next. A dream only stays a dream if you don’t work toward it becoming your reality.

    Wind Horse

    Wind Horse

    Saturday, July 28

    www.windhorse-music.com/

    Rene’s musical influences vary from classical to jazz fusion and world music. She contributes music to community programs, shelters, festivals, private events, advertisements, weddings, yoga studios, and supports other local musicians and recordings. Rene Eryn Eileen Vogn was also the winner of Toronto's Millennium song writing contest with her composition "Toronto 2000 We've Come A Long Way.” She has just completed her Jazz Performance Certification program at Humber College, was featured as one of the Eaton Centre’s Live Session performances, is working on a new collection of original recordings and has completing her Music Care Certification using music modalities for social and personal development in the community.

    Claire Hunter

    Claire Hunter

    Tuesday, July 31

    www.windhorse-music.com/

    Claire Hunter’s work has a way of drawing out memories that are often lost or forgotten in the everyday shuffle of life. Her gift for capturing the shared human experience through song is enhanced by the conversational tone of her writing. Each of her songs contains multiple layers, despite having a refreshing, down to earth, simplicity. Add her seemingly effortless, soulful, voice and Hunter commands your attention. Born just a few miles west of the capital of this great white north, in a town called Almonte, Hunter grew up in a household that nurtured her creative side. Her father’s instruments, which could be found throughout her childhood home, began her fascination with music. In the years since, she has found her way as a singer-songwriter, debuting with her EP titled "Something Safe." Released in February 2016, this debut features a collection of evocative works produced with the support of the Toronto Arts Council. She is currently playing in some of Toronto’s most charming rooms, attracting a devoted following in the process. Claire plans to take her songs across Ontario and Eastern Canada as this following continues to grow. Hunter always ensures her songs are a true representation of herself, which she values above all else. This vulnerable stance and self-assurance are a part of what makes her an approachable artist. Perhaps most of all, audiences gravitate towards her tendency to find beauty in the darkest of places. Hunter’s work will continually find a way to remind us of how to appreciate those imperfect situations.


    Past Performances

    July 2018

    June 2018

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    YYZ Live was developed in partnership with the City of Toronto.