Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto Transit Commission

June 07, 2007 11:21 ET

Time Winding Down to Apply to be TTC Subway Musician

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) - Applications for the 29th Annual TTC Subway Musicians Auditions are still available until Friday, June 22nd. Twenty-eight years ago, in 1979, eight musicians were selected to perform in eight stations. Today there are 88 musicians performing at 25 stations.

TTC Subway Musicians Audition application packages are 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,

Up to 175 solo or duo acts to apply by June 22nd will be invited to audition at the Canadian National Exhibition, from August 17 to 19 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, 2007 to October 7, 2008. 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 22, 2007.

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

Contact Information

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