BD Beats 2022

Broadview Danforth Beats 2022


Thursday June 30th, 6pm-9pm Curb Lane Parkette, 156 Danforth Avenue


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Sunday July 3rd, 1pm-4pm The Carrot Common Courtyard


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Sunday July 10th, 1pm-4pm The Carrot Common Courtyard


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Thursday July 21, 6pm-9pm Curb Lane Parkette, 156 Danforth Avenue


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Friday, July 22, 6pm-9pm Curb Lane Parkette, 319 Danforth Ave.


Julian Fauth fell in love with blues music at the age of 6 when his dad brought home a blues compilation LP called 'The Golden Blues Hour', which had been discarded by the radio station where he worked. In the mid-1990s Julian came to Toronto and started noodling at various bars in Kensington Market. Eventually, that noodling led to gigs across Canada, the US, in Russia and Cuba, and a string of releases on Electro-Fi Records. His 2009 CD, ‘Ramblin’ Son’, won the Juno Award for Best Blues album.

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Howard Willett hails from Parry Sound, but his career has taken him throughout Canada and the Caribbean and back to his base in Toronto. Over the years his unique vocal and harmonica stylings have been featured in performance and on record with a number of acts, including Howard Willett & The Shifters, The Bebop Cowboys, Whiskey Jack and Roots n’ Branches. His solo CD, ‘Blue Smoke’ was released in 2014.

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Dave McManus is a veteran bass player whose career as a performer and studio musician has taken him across Canada and throughout the US. Over the last decade he has maintained a musical collective, Junction City All-Stars, based out of west Toronto’s historic Junction neighbourhood. He currently divides his time between Toronto and his spiritual home, New Orleans.

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George Baumann is a born-again musician. Originally from Chicago, after working as a teacher in Toronto's public high school system for 25 years, he returned to his first love - playing music - in 2014. As a singer and multi-instrumentalist (sax, drums, percussion, and keyboards) George loves digging up old blues songs to share with his musical comrades. He performs with several bands in the Toronto area and does some freelance recording and arranging as well.

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Thursday August 4, 6pm-9pm Curb Lane Parkette, 156 Danforth Avenue


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Wednesday, 27 April 2022 08:57
The Broadview Danforth Business Improvement Area (BIA) congratulates Toronto Police Services Constable Hongfie Zhou and Constable Volodymyr Zvezdonkin on receiving Ontario Medals of Police Bravery…
Monday, 07 February 2022 09:45
Check out this great article from BlogTO, published on Feb 6, 2022 by Amy Carlberg: A Toronto store has said they'll never go back after…
Friday, 28 January 2022 08:53
The following article by Mira Miller is from BlogTO and was first published on January 27th. Small businesses in Toronto and throughout Ontario have been…
Thursday, 13 January 2022 11:26
Thank you to @cp24breakingnews for bringing coverage on the issues small businesses face during these restrictions and closures. We are thankful to Ginger of @theedmundburke…
Tuesday, 04 January 2022 09:30
You will have likely heard the news from yesterday on the new restrictions. These restrictions are a modified Phase 2 of reopening and will go…
Saturday, 18 December 2021 10:06
As we come to our final hint, we hope you’ve enjoyed the journey & the fun. Visited places you may have not yet before. Please…
Friday, 17 December 2021 10:05
Almost at the end of our Llama Scavenger Hunt. Locate all the llamas & Get your answers in before end of day Saturday, Dec. 18th!…
Thursday, 16 December 2021 10:23
Don’t miss your chance of winning a $250 valued Gift Bag of local goodies! Hit the Danforth and seek out all 10 of our BD…
Wednesday, 15 December 2021 10:16
Have you spotted the Llamas? Be sure to grab our Scavenger Hunt score sheet and follow the breadcrumbs we’ve left you here to get all…
Tuesday, 14 December 2021 10:16
Grab today’s hint for the Llama Scavenger Hunt and get out and search for all the llamas! Today's Hint: Natalie Portman stars in this ballet…
Monday, 13 December 2021 10:20
If you’ve been checking out our shops and searching for BD Llama, then you might already know well where this one is. Our Hint for…
Sunday, 12 December 2021 10:16
Happy Sunday. Enjoy a stroll on Broadview-Danforth and Hunt for BD Llama. Today's Hint: From this "kitchen" on Broadview to yours this Holiday Season
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The Sunflower Project

In celebration of BD Beats, BIA business member @cobsdanforth (156 Danforth Ave.) will be spearheading ‘The Sunflower Project’ , a fundraiser in support of a Ukrainian family’s recent resettlement in Toronto. Vibrant solar powered sunflowers (the official flower of Ukraine) will be available beginning at noon on June 4 with proceeds going directly to the family. A group of volunteer youth will be selling the sunflowers for a minimum donation of $20 each at the BIA CafeTO parkette located in the curb lane enclosure in front of COBS. The goal is to sell one hundred sunflowers by 3pm. For those unable to attend but wishing to make a donation, please click below


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