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Our Story

We are the Founding Group, made up of diverse and passionate Torontonians with backgrounds in the music industry, business, media, arts and culture and government. We believe that now is the time to create the Toronto Music Experience, an exciting cultural destination and dynamic interactive facility – designed for the celebration, preservation, and education of the city’s musical past, present and future.

Learn more about us below or skip ahead and meet our

Board of Directors and Advisory Board.


In the beginning there was ..

Music & Culture Leaders

Lillian Allen

Artist, Activist, Educator

Derek Andrews

Former Music Curator, Music Programmer Harbourfront Centre

Kim Cooke

Music Industry Executive (Warner, Revolution Recording)

Denise Donlon

Broadcast & Music Industry Executive (MuchMusic, Sony Music,CBC)

Greg Godovitz

Musician, Author, Memorabilia Acquisitions

Teresa Caro Ottens

Artist, Producer, Presenter (Mateca Productions)

Joan Pierre

Event Planner & Management (Caribana, Pan Am Games)

Syma Shah

Producer & Programmer (Union Station)

City Builders

Lorna Day

Former Director of Urban Design, City of Toronto

Mark Garner

Former Executive Director & COO, Downtown Yonge BIA

Rebecca Stubbs

Arts & Culture Liason, Downtown Yonge BIA

Media & Preservationists


Del Cowie

Music Journalist & Author

Nicholas Jennings

Music Journalist, Author & Historian

Falen Johnson

Mohawk and Tuscarora Playwright & Broadcaster


Klive Walker

Author, Music Historian & Culture Critic


Liz West

Entertainment Media Personality



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