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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.

Featured Monthly Columns:

John’s Blues Picks Loose Blues News Top Blues


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
Axis Cafe 3048 Dundas St. West
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
El Mocambo 464 Spadina
The Emmet Ray 924 College
Free Times Cafe 320 College
Grossman’s Tavern | 379 Spadina Ave
Horseshoe Tavern 370 Queen St. W.
Inter steer 357 Roncesvalles Ave 
Jazz Bistro | 251 Victoria Street
Kops Records | 229 Queen St W & 209 Danforth Ave
Linsmore Tavern | 1298 Danforth Ave
The Local | 396 Roncesvalles Ave
Long and McQuade (Bloor & Ossington) | 925 Bloor St West
La Rev 2848 Dundas St. West
Oud & Fuzz 21 Kensington
Painted Lady 218 Ossington Ave
The Rockpile 5555 Dundas St. West
Reservoir Lounge 52 Wellington East
The Supermarket 268 Augusta Ave.
Steve’s Music 415 Queen St. W
Sonic Boom Records 215 Spadina Ave.
Sauce on the Danforth | 1376 Danforth Ave
Snider Music | 3225 Yonge St
Soundscapes | 572 College St
The Rex Hotel | 194 Queen St West
Wheat Sheaf Tavern 667 King Street West


Publisher & Editor-in-Chief: Derek Andrews
Managing Editor: Brian Blain
Contributing Editors:  Janet Alilovic
Advertising Coordinator: Manny DeGrandis | 416 722-4175
Listings Coordinator: Janet Alilovic

Distribution: Ed Parsons
Printing: Allegra Toronto North | 289-588-1517 |

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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.