After proclaiming August 10 as Tragically Hip day in Toronto, Mayor John Tory has proclaimed August 13 as ‘Beatles 50 T.O’ week in the city.
The Beatles week coincides with the 50th anniversary of the final show by the Brits at Maple Leaf Gardens, which took place on August 17, 1966. The City has partnered with multiple organizations to celebrate the golden anniversary, and several events are featured throughout the week.
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The 60’s themed exhibits and events include music, photography, and fashion. Highlights of the week include:
- The Rattles at the Feast of St. Lawrence festival – A Beatles tribute band playing on Market Street on August 13 at 2 pm
- Classic Albums Live: Beatles 1966 at Maple Leaf Gardens – A performance of classic albums, including all the hits on August 17 at 8 pm
- The Dreamboats play the Beatles – A free performance by the cover band at College Park’s Play The Parks series on August 18 at noon
- Beatlemania – a modern menswear fashion show on the Beatles style and era at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week, taking place at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre on August 20 at 6 pm
- When the Beatles Rocked Toronto – an exhibit that explores the Beatles impact on the city through a display of rare images by Toronto photographers who were there in person. At the Market Gallery, running through until November 12.
- Additional celebratory events will include Movies in St. James Park presenting an outdoor screening of the Beatles 1964 film A Hard Day’s Night on August 25 at 9 pm
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Happy Beatles Week, Toronto!