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Let's Ban Ticket Resale Sites

This week I was trying to get a ticket for the newly reunited British shoegaze band Ride's Toronto date. The pre-sale seats went in a flash and two days before the actual general sale to the public, there were $35 face value tickets up on StubHub with prices set at over $2000. Those are mark up dollars that the band won't see any of. They're mark up dollars that won't go back into the music industry.
Arts and Crafts

Why a Field Trip Is So Much More Than a Music Festival

As Toronto continues to grow as a global culture hub, Field Trip is emerging as an annual homegrown star that has its roots in celebrating our cities most important asset: us. If Toronto ever wanted a downtown urban internationally relevant festival that celebrates the community, this is it. Chill, approachable, and easy going. A perfect way to enjoy the beginning of summer.