Toronto

Travel Diary: New Zealand songstress Lisa Crawley takes us to Toronto, Canada

June 9, 2016

For songstress Lisa Crawley, Canadian Music Week represented a week full of music discovery and education (as it does for many delegates); as a performer, she was able to perform for some great crowds, learn from some brilliant industry minds and even come away from the experience with an Uber story like most of us […]

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Travel Diary: South Australian band Olivers Army take us to Toronto, Canada and around the USA

May 12, 2016

AU Abroad is taken to North America with South Australia’s olivers army from the time they played at Canadian Music Week. They share with us their experiences playing shows in Toronto and the USA, plus reflect on overeating Mexican delicacies and visiting the Smorgasburg Markets for some sausages courtesy of the great… well, actually we’ll let you find out for yourself. […]

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We ride Toronto’s new Airport train: The Union Pearson Express (UP Express)

May 2, 2016

A little less than a year ago, to coincide with the Toronto Pan American Games, the Canadian city finally upgraded the public transport options between their major International Airport, Pearson, and the city’s primary train station in the centre of town, Union – introducing an express train service dubbed the UP (Union Pearson Express). Before, you had […]

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Travel Diary: Ash Grunwald surfs, rides and flies his way to Toronto (Canada) via Singapore, Tokyo and LA

April 26, 2016

Along his journey to Canadian Music Week in Toronto last year – which is just about to return for 2016 – Aussie musician Ash Grunwald encountered electric bicycles, cars, plenty of waves and the contrast of rural Nicaragua and the USA. He’s shared these and more stories with us from his time over the pond… Having a beer […]

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SXSW Music Interview: Matt & Kirty of Fast Romantics (Toronto) chat new music and new live shows!

April 11, 2016

For Toronto based band Fast Romantics, 2016 is set to be a year of introductions.  We met up with songwriters Matthew Angus and Kirty at SXSW, where the excitement surrounding their forthcoming new album has followed them from Toronto and New York (where a lot of the material was worked on), to Austin. Following their own creative direction even more than […]

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The View From Up Top: Spending a Day in Toronto, Canada

February 22, 2016

This May, we’ll be heading over to the annual music festival and conference Canadian Music Week, held in the fine city of Toronto. Last week, we let you in on the best ways to get to Toronto from Australia, and now today we’re taking you through a day in the fine city. What to do, where to […]

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The best ways to get to Toronto, Canada from Australia (and a few travellers tips for your arrival)

February 17, 2016

This May, the annual music festival and conference Canadian Music Week will be opening its doors to the world, shining a spotlight on Australia and New Zealand, bringing with it dozens of bands and delegates from our countries up to the great city of Toronto. Why not come and join us? Over the next two […]

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Flight Review: Porter Airlines – Toronto City Airport to Newark, New Jersey / New York (PD147)

February 15, 2016

Getting in and out of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport can be a bit of a pain. Though a new express train service installed for the Pan Am Games in June has made the process of getting in and out a slightly less tiresome affair, it remains an expensive one. Luckily, for some routes, another airport lays […]

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Flight Review: Air Canada – Toronto to Los Angeles (AC795)

February 15, 2016

On AU Abroad, we bring you a birds eye view of the world of travel. In this article series, we let you in on the best airlines to fly with. We continue things in North America with Air Canada’s direct route from Toronto to Los Angeles, which we took as part of our long journey home […]

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Stumbled Upon #103 – Fresh Snow (Toronto, Canada)

January 25, 2016

  In our 103rd instalment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet Toronto’s Fresh Snow, chat about happy accidents, Aussie band love, getting back into the swing of things and get a sneak peak at their latest release, “Don’t Fuck A Gift Horse In The Mouth (with Damian Abraham)”. Name: Fresh Snow Website / Social Media: freshsnowmusic.com […]

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What Air Canada serve their Business Class passengers from Toronto to Edmonton

September 24, 2015

On a recent flight from Toronto to Edmonton with Air Canada, which is a 4 hour and 20 minute flight, I enjoyed an upgrade at the gate to Business Class. And I certainly made the most of the experience. On the way to the airport in Toronto, I took the UP Express for the first […]

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Flight Review: Porter Airlines – Toronto City Airport to Newark, New Jersey / New York (PD147)

August 20, 2015

Getting in and out of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport can be a bit of a pain. Though a new express train service installed for the Pan Am Games in June has made the process of getting in and out a slightly less tiresome affair, it remains an expensive one. Luckily, for some routes, another airport […]

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Flight Review: Air Canada – Los Angeles to Toronto (AC786)

July 1, 2015

We continue our Flight Review series, this time flying from Los Angeles to Toronto via Air Canada. Click through to check out Editor Larry Heath’s service review, covering everything from in-flight entertainment and meals to comfort and hot tips for traveling… Airline: Air Canada Route: Los Angeles to Toronto (Pearson International) Seat: 26D (Aisle in […]

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Travel News: The long awaited Union Pearson Express arrives at Toronto International Airport

June 23, 2015

Much like Melbourne, for a city with one of the best public transport systems in the world, the airport seems to have been neglected over the years in Toronto, Canada. In the past, to get downtown from the airport it took a bus, a couple of trains and roughly over an hour to get to […]

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The view from up top: A day in Toronto, Canada

May 1, 2015

Canadian Music Week, held in the fine city of Toronto. Last month, we let you in on the best ways to get to Toronto from Australia, and now today we’re taking you through a day in the fine city. What to do, where to go and who to see! It’s all here… So you’ve arrived […]

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the AU interview at SXSW: Maya Postepski (Toronto) talks Princess Century and Austra

April 15, 2015

the AU review recently sat down with remix artist, Maya Postepski of electro-group, Austra at SXSW. The Canadian artist talked to us about her project as solo moniker, Princess Century, “It’s all the stuff I’m not allowed to do with Austra and I do in my bedroom secretly” and, addressing what this means for the […]

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The best ways to get to Toronto, Canada from Australia (and a few travellers tips for your arrival)

March 30, 2015

This May, the annual music festival and conference Canadian Music Week will be opening its doors to the world, shining a spotlight on Australia and New Zealand, bringing with it dozens of bands and delegates from our countries up to the great city of Toronto. Why not come and join us? Over the next two […]

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the AU interview: Jaron Freeman-Fox (Toronto) talks his Australian tour with his band The Opposite of Everything

January 8, 2015

Tomorrow, Toronto artist Jaron Freeman-Fox will commence his debut Australian tour with his band The Opposite of Everything. We caught up with the man himself to talk about the tour, his band, his fiddle and his favourite music of 2014… plus much more! You’ve been to Australia before under a different guise… tell us about […]

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The Day Trip to Niagara Falls from Toronto, Canada (Part Two)

June 30, 2014

Destination: Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada) Origin: Toronto, Ontario (Canada) Travel Time (Each Way): Two Hours In the first part of our special feature series on the Niagara Falls day trip in Canada, we literally took you inside the famous Horseshoe Falls and got a birds eye view of the natural wonder from our elevated room […]

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The Day Trip to Niagara Falls from Toronto, Canada (Part One)

June 16, 2014

Destination: Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada) Origin: Toronto, Ontario (Canada) Travel Time (Each Way): Two Hours Niagara Falls. The name alone conjures up a sense of mystic beauty, let alone the magnificent splendour that awaits its onlookers. So when I was given the opportunity to spend a day at the iconic natural wonder, following a week […]

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Flight Review: Air Canada – Toronto to Los Angeles (AC795)

June 13, 2014

As part of our brand new section AU Abroad, we bring you a birds eye view of the world of travel. In this article series, we let you in on the best airlines to fly with. We kick things off in North America with Air Canada’s direct route from Toronto to Los Angeles, which we […]

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the AU interview at the SiriusXM Indies in Toronto, Canada during Canadian Music Week.

June 13, 2014

Last month, the AU headed along to the SiriusXM Indies in Toronto, Canada, held during the annual Canadian Music Week. While backstage, we spoke to some of the presenters and the nominees. Check out now our chats with Chloe Charles, Poor Young Things, The Glorious Sons and Rich Kidd, who delivers some surprising insight into […]

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Tour Diary: Sue-Anne Stewart in Toronto at Canadian Music Week

June 11, 2014

Hi, my name is Sue-Anne Stewart. I’m an Australian singer songwriter from Queensland. This is a tour diary for the AU Review of my trip to Toronto where I showcased at Canadian Music Week 2014. I had a fantastic time and met some awesome people and saw some amazing bands – check out my music […]

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Travel Diaries: A week in Toronto with Sydney musician Emma Davis (Part Two)

June 10, 2014

With a belly full of chicken I played my second showcase at a place called The Free Times Café on College Street. A cute little pub/bar with a tiny stage out the back and a neat guitar mural which you can just about make out in the photo. My lovely friend Steve took this picture […]

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Tour Diary: Emma Davis (Sydney) at Toronto's Canadian Music Week! – Part Two!

June 10, 2014

With a belly full of chicken I played my second showcase at a place called The Free Times Café on College Street. A cute little pub/bar with a tiny stage out the back and a neat guitar mural which you can just about make out in the photo. My lovely friend Steve took this picture […]

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Travel Diaries: A week in Toronto with Sydney musician Emma Davis (Part One)

June 6, 2014

So it all started with a rather long bus ride from New York to Toronto. I thought if I was going to go all the way to Canada I may as well spend some time in the US first, eating pickles, drinking oversized beers and prancing past the cacti of Austin. Here is one of […]

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Tour Diary: Emma Davis (Sydney) at Toronto's Canadian Music Week! – Part One!

June 6, 2014

So it all started with a rather long bus ride from New York to Toronto. I thought if I was going to go all the way to Canada I may as well spend some time in the US first, eating pickles, drinking oversized beers and prancing past the cacti of Austin. Here is one of […]

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We review 15 Australian bands at Canadian Music Week 2014 in Toronto! Part Three: From The Black Lullaby to You Am I.

June 2, 2014

Following on from my overview of Toronto’s CMW for 2014, a review of Broods and a bunch of interviews, photo galleries and tour diaries, it’s finally time to get to more of the Australian music at the event. But honestly, I saw too much great Australian music in too little time. Out of the 26 […]

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We review 15 Australian bands at Canadian Music Week 2014 in Toronto! Part Two: From Lili Kendall to Mia Dyson.

May 30, 2014

Following on from my overview of Toronto’s CMW for 2014, a review of Broods and a bunch of interviews, photo galleries and tour diaries, it’s finally time to get to more of the Australian music at the event. But honestly, I saw too much great Australian music in too little time. Out of the 26 […]

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We review 15 Australian bands at Canadian Music Week 2014 in Toronto! Part One: From Audego to King Gizzard.

May 28, 2014

Following on from my overview of Toronto’s CMW for 2014, a review of Broods and a bunch of interviews, photo galleries and tour diaries, it’s finally time to get to more of the Australian music at the event. But honestly, I saw too much great Australian music in too little time. Out of the 26 […]

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