Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto Transit Commission

May 26, 2006 10:04 ET

TTC Subway Musicians Audition Applications Available Friday

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 26, 2006) - The 28th Annual TTC Subway Musicians Auditions are about to commence. Twenty-seven years ago, in 1979, eight musicians were selected to perform in eight stations. Today there are 88 musicians performing at 25 stations.

Beginning today, Friday, May 26, TTC Subway Musicians Audition applications packages will be available at the TTC head office, 1900 Yonge Street, at the Davisville Station, Monday to Friday only, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or on the TTC website, www.ttc.ca.

The first 175 solo or duo acts to apply or June 23rd (whichever comes first) will be invited to audition at the Canadian National Exhibition, from August 18 to 20 inclusive. The top 74 acts, as voted by a panel of judges, will be selected to play in the TTC subway system for a year, from October 8, 2006 to October 7, 2007. One entertainer, Billy James, who has been with the program since its beginning, has been declared a honourary subway musician and is the 75th musician.

Musicians must be 18 years of age or older. Completed and signed application forms must be returned to the head office reception desk by June 23, 2006.

For more information, interested musicians can phone (416) 393-3902.

Contact Information

  • Toronto Transit Commission
    Marilyn Bolton
    Media Relations
    (416) 393-3741