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Maple Blues Newsletter

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Since 1985, the Toronto Blues Society’s monthly newsletter has been distributed to TBS Members and blues fans across Toronto. In 1997, the newsletter was rechristened Maple Blues as its audience continued to grow from coast to coast.

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Maple Blues Newsletter is delivered to all Toronto Blues Society Members at the beginning of each month. To join the Toronto Blues Society and start your Maple Blues subscription, click here.


Maple Blues is also available for FREE pickup in limited quantities at these fine establishments:

12th Fret | 2132 Danforth Ave
120 Diner | 120 Church St
Alleycatz | 2909 Yonge St
Antikka Cafe & Records | 960 Queen St W
The Black Swan
 | 154 Danforth Ave
Cameron House | 408 Queen St West
Castro’s Lounge | 2116 Queen St E
Dakota Tavern | 249 Ossington Ave
Dead Dog Records | 1209 Bloor St W
Dora Keogh | 141 Danforth Ave
Grossman’s Tavern | 379 Spadina Ave
Hugh’s Room Live | 2261 Dundas St West
Jazz Bistro | 251 Victoria Street
Kops Records | 229 Queen St W
Linsmore Tavern | 1298 Danforth Ave
The Local | 396 Roncesvalles Ave
Long and McQuade (Bloor & Ossington) | 925 Bloor St West
Music by the Bay | 78 Church St S, Ajax, ON
Relish Bar & Grill | 511 Danforth Ave
Sauce on the Danforth | 1376 Danforth Ave
Senator Winebar | 249 Victoria St
Snider Music | 3225 Yonge St
Soundscapes | 572 College St
The Rex Hotel | 194 Queen St West


Publisher & Editor-in-Chief: Derek Andrews
Managing Editor: Brian Blain
Contributing Editors: John Valenteyn, Janet Alilovic
Advertising Coordinator: Dougal Bichan | 647 860 2815
Listings Coordinator: Janet Alilovic

Distribution: Ed Parsons
Printing: Gullons Printing | 416-531-7999 |

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The Toronto Blues Society acknowledges the annual support of the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage, and project support from FACTOR< and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Broadcasters, The Canada Council for the Arts, the SOCAN Foundation, SOCAN, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.