Canadian Music Week kicks off today, meaning that there's going to be more good, live music to enjoy than you are physically able (seriously, there's just no way to do it all) for the next six days. Since its inception in 1981, CMW has grown to become one of Canada’s largest media and music conferences, drawing artists, industry professionals and music lovers alike together to network, exchange ideas and of course, share music.
During CMW, artists will be performing at venues both big and small—from concert halls to smaller bars—so it's a great time to see your favourite bubbling artist in an intimate setting before they hit the big time. It's also the unofficial kick off to Toronto's music festival season, and a signal that summer is just around the corner, so it's a great time for more than a few reasons. Here's our day-by-day picks of who—and where, when and why—you can see this week during CMW.