Toronto bans live music.

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Paulabass, Jun 6, 2020.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    I know TB's policy on being non political so I will try my very best here.
    Toronto Canada (pop. 6 million) just released it's guidelines for reopening restaurants and bars. They are so strict that only huge corporate restaurants will survive.
    They have completely banned live music.
    Apparantly 10,000 people sharing a 6 acre park is totally acceptable, and 50,000 protesters at Queens Park is cool, but a singer songwriter sitting 25 feet away is a public health nuisance.
    It's a long document, but should you be interested-
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2020
  2. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once...

    Feb 24, 2013
    That truly sucks, and yes, it's pretty unambiguous "Live music is prohibited."

    But it may not matter, because they probably killed the restaurant industry with this:
    That'd be a "I don't think so - bye" for me...
    gln1955, el jeffe bass and Paulabass like this.
  3. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    They have paved the way for a few corporate giants to open, and made the rules prohibitive for any small operator.
    Skillet and el jeffe bass like this.
  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    i'm not that surprised that 'tax-base-giants' would have exceptions to any rules about the health and welfare of citizens.
    twas ever thus.
    el jeffe bass likes this.
  5. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    I'm sure the 170,000 small independent eateries pay more taxes than the 3 giga corps that will be opening.
    Wisebass, Torrente Cro and JRA like this.
  6. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    sure, but the 170,000 don't have the right kind of......"clout." it's the stuff we shouldn't talk about! :D
    Wisebass, AaronMB and Paulabass like this.
  7. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    Since this isn't going to end well - It's done as of now.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.