Canadian Bloggers ♥ Toronto Music
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Canadian Bloggers ♥ Toronto Music

060612_finalfantasy.jpgi (heart) music has just released their list of the 33 hottest bands in Canada for 2006, as selected by a more than forty Canadian music bloggers (including yours truly, current Torontoist contributor Carrie Musgrave, Said the Gramophone, former Torontoist contributor Frank Yang from Chromewaves, and lots of others). We don’t mean to gloat, but it looks like we’re still the best city for music in the country.
A whole bunch of Toronto-based bands made the list – a total of 15 out of the 33, in fact – including Final Fantasy placing at the top spot (with Vancouver’s Destroyer coming in second and Montreal’s Sunset Rubdown rounding out the top three). As could be expected, we’ve got some competition from Montreal and Vancouver – not just in the top three but throughout the list. Luckily there’s no Montrealist or Vancouverist to threaten to knock us off our pedestal.
Here are the top Torontonian* bands, according to the list:

  1. Final Fantasy
  2. Broken Social Scene
  3. Tokyo Police Club
  4. Born Ruffians
  5. Metric/Emily Haines
  6. Jon-Rae and the River
  7. The Hidden Cameras
  8. The Diableros
  9. Junior Boys
  11. The Golden Dogs
  12. k-os
  13. Spiral Beach
  14. Henri Fabergé and The Adorables
  15. Laura Barrett

* We use this term loosely; we lay claim to any band who is made up of a good number of Torontonians, or is from anywhere in this huge mess we call the GTA. You can’t get away from Toronto!