Wavelength Music is a curated concert series designed to champion creativity, co-operation and collaboration in the independent music and arts scenes. Established in 2000, we are a non-profit arts organization that puts artists and the community first. A cornerstone of the Toronto music scene, Wavelength Music has championed literally thousands of emerging artists during its decade-plus run.


Wavelength was founded as a grassroots, artist-run collective in 2000 by a group of like-minded independent musicians in Toronto. Originally a weekly live music night taking place on Sunday nights, accompanied by a free monthly photocopied print ‘zine, the Wavelength music series has a long and storied history as a forum and incubator for emerging musical talent in the Toronto area, with an unparalleled track record for championing new Canadian talent that has since gone to international success. Esteemed Wavelength alumni include: Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Constantines, Feist, F***ed Up, Grimes, Hidden Cameras, Holy F***, Jazz Cartier, METZ, Owen Pallett, Peaches, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Tokyo Police Club, and Chad vanGaalen.

Wavelength currently produces approximately 20 events per year, including two annual festivals, the Wavelength Music Festival in February and the Camp Wavelength Festival in August on Toronto Island, as well as a monthly, year-round concert series in a variety of venues around Toronto and across Canada. Our events often feature workshops, artist talks and other educational, outreach events. In 2013, we launched our inaugural Artist Incubator program, in which we work closely with a selected handful of emerging artists to collaborate on special projects such as touring showcases and interdisciplinary events.


Wavelength respects the rights of each member of our diverse audience and is committed to providing an environment in which everyone can feel safe. Any behaviour which could reasonably be perceived as physically, emotionally, or mentally harmful to individuals at Wavelength events will not be tolerated. This includes: racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, body shaming, ableism, ageism, and all forms of violence.

Please be respectful of others and help Wavelength create a fun and safer space for everyone. If you need help, or see others in need of help, please talk to a Wavelength staff member or volunteer.

For information on Wavelength’s Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment and Violence policies, please go here.

Dandelion Initiative Safer Spaces Program

Wavelength has completed the Dandelion Initiative‘s Safer Bars & Spaces Training Program. We are committed to providing a safe and fun experience for everyone at our events. For more information please visit the Dandelion Initiative’s website here.

Keychange Initiative – Gender Parity in Festival Programming

Wavelength is a participating partner in the Keychange Initiative, a global initiative committed to gender parity in festival programming. For more info please visit the Keychange Initiative here.

Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct

Wavelength is a signee of the Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct: http://readthecode.ca/contact/

For More Info

For more information on Wavelength, please see the following documents:

Financial Position

Organizational Model Structure

Organizational Overview

Workplace Harassment and Violence Policy

Code of Conduct

Wavelength Music Arts Projects is incorporated as a not-for-profit arts organization, business number 85004 8158 RT0001.