CBC Radio 3 announced yesterday the first cuts in the search for the best live venues in Canada. Toronto topped, nay, absolutely dominated the list of nods―no big surprise there―and did it with a pretty impressive record. Eighteen out of the nominated venues reside in Toronto the Good (next best was Calgary, with ten). The Cameron House, The Dakota Tavern, El Mocambo, The Gladstone, The Horseshoe, Hugh’s Room, Lee’s Palace, The Lucky Dragon, The Mod Club, The Music Gallery, The Phoenix (which we thought was out of the running with a 1,350-person capacity), Rancho Relaxo, The Rex, The Rivoli, The Smiling Buddha, Sneaky Dee’s, The Tranzac, and “The Wrong Bar” are all on the list. The first round of voting is now in session on CBC Radio 3’s website, with the top fifty being revealed Tuesday.