About Wavelength



Wavelength Music Arts Projects
226 Crawford Street - Suite #1
Toronto, ON  M6J 2V6
(T) 416-546-2745
(E) contact (at) wavelengthtoronto dot com


Mission Statement:  

Wavelength Music is a professional not-for-profit arts organization, dedicated to championing original, emerging musical artists and local music culture, creating opportunities and building community through inclusive, diversely curated live experiences.

Our vision is to transform communities through music.

Brief History:
Wavelength Music is a curated concert series designed to champion creativity, co-operation and collaboration in the independent music and arts scenes. Established in 2000, we are a non-profit arts organization that puts artists and the community first. A cornerstone of the Toronto music scene, Wavelength Music has championed literally thousands of emerging artists during its decade-plus run.

Current activities:
Wavelength currently produces roughly 20 events per year, including two annual festivals, the Wavelength Music Festival in February and the Camp Wavelength Festival in August on Toronto Island, as well as a monthly, year-round concert series in a variety of venues around Toronto and across Canada. Our events often feature workshops, artist talks and other educational, outreach events. In 2013, we launched our inaugural Artist Incubator program, in which we worked closely with a selected handful of emerging artists to collaborate on special projects including a touring showcase.

Public & private supporters
Wavelength acknowledges the ongoing support of:
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Ontario Music Fund
Ontario Arts Council

Toronto Arts Council
Department of Canadian Heritage
The SOCAN Foundation
Business for the Arts
Steam Whistle Brewing



Didn't you guys used to be at Sneaky Dee's / Ted's Wrecking Yard?
Yes, the Wavelength music series started out as a weekly concert series held on Sundays at Toronto music venue Ted's Wrecking Yard (RIP) in February 2000. Our original home at 549 College Street closed down in October 2001 (it's now an LCBO store), and we moved operations to Lee's Palace for a brief six month stint before relocating to Sneaky Dee's, the legendary music venue/nacho purveyor in May 2002. Sneaky's was then our home for more than seven years, until our weekly series moved to The Garrison upon its opening in October 2009, where we concluded its epic 10 year run at the Wavelength 500 Festival in February 2010.

I thought Wavelength was over?
No! Though we wrapped up our decade-long run of Sunday nights with our 500th show over three years ago, since then our concert series has transitioned into a monthly, mobile format at various venues around Toronto. We present TWO annual festivals and this year we launched our Artist Incubator pilot program and our first full-fledged tour, the Wavelength Roadshow. We're busier than ever!!

What happened to the zine?
From 2000 to 2005, the Wavelength zine was printed and distributed free of charge every month in record stores, cafes and other hangouts throughout Toronto. The zine featured photos and interviews with the acts performing each month, as well as irreverent opinion pieces, news, lists and comics. The zine was for the most part written by musicians and brought a welcome sense of humour and irony to its coverage of Toronto's burgeoning music scene. Financial and time pressures forced an end to the regular publishing of the zine, though special editions have published to coincide with more recent Wavelength Music Festivals. The zine ran online here at wavelengthtoronto.com from 2005 to 2008, when it was replaced by a group blog called the Wavelog.

I want to play Wavelength - how do I get booked?

Though the Sunday night Wavelength series finished last February after 500 amazing nights, we are still presenting monthly shows — but openings are, naturally, less common. If you are an artist interested in performing, please send us a few short words about yourself and a link to your music at contact (at) wavelengthtoronto dot com. Please do not send attachments or EPKs — they will just get deleted.

I want to get in contact with Wavelength about something else - how do I talk to you people?

For media requests, publicity materials or general info about the series or our festivals and other shows, please email contact (at) wavelengthtoronto dot com.

If you want to go old-school snail mail, drop us a line at:
Wavelength Music Arts Projects
226 Crawford Street - Suite #1
Toronto, ON  M6J 2V6

How many bands have ever played Wavelength, anyways?
Good question! We estimate upwards of 1,100. The Archive of past Wavelength series performers can be accessed here:
2010-present: coming soon!