Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Toronto

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List of Toronto bands, listed by their level of fame. This Toronto musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Toronto bands are included, as well as many Toronto musicians of underground status. This list of Toronto musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Toronto bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

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Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge Neil Young is a singer-songwriter, Musician,film score composer, film producer, film director, actor and screenwriter.

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Rush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Rush is a Canadian rock band formed in August 1968 in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. The band is composed of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee; guitarist and ...more

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The Band is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group that originally consisted of Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson. The members of the Band first came ...more

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Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Hard rock Geddy Lee Weinrib, OC, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Lee ...more

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Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Groundswell is the former name of the band Three Days Grace.

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Triumph is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock Triumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in ...more

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Broken Social Scene is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Shoegazing, Experimental rock, Dream pop Broken Social Scene is a Canadian indie rock band, a musical collective including as few as six and as many as nineteen members, formed in 1999 by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. Most of its ...more

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Barenaked Ladies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music Barenaked Ladies is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart. Barenaked Ladies formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario. ...more

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Peaches is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Synthpunk, Riot grrrl, Dance-punk Merrill Beth Nisker, better known by her stage name Peaches, is a Canadian electronic musician and performance artist who lives in Berlin, Germany. Her songs are noted for disregarding ...more

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Jeff Healey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz Norman Jeffrey "Jeff" Healey was a blind Canadian jazz and blues-rock vocalist and guitarist who attained musical and personal popularity, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Crystal Castles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Synthpunk, Noise rock, New rave Crystal Castles was an experimental electronic band formed in 2003 in Toronto Ontario by songwriter/producer Ethan Kath and later featuring vocalist Alice Glass. They were known for their ...more

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Pat Travers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal Patrick Henry "Pat" Travers is a Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and singer who began his recording career with Polydor Records in the mid-1970s. Pat Thrall, Nicko McBrain, Mick ...more

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Deborah Cox is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Pop music, Dance-pop, House music Deborah Cox is a Canadian R&B singer-songwriter and actress. Her 1998 song "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" held the record for longest-running number one single on Billboard's Hot ...more

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MSTRKRFT is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Dance-punk, Electronic music, Electro house MSTRKRFT is a Canadian electronic music duo from Toronto. The group was started in 2005 by Jesse F. Keeler of Death from Above 1979 and Al-P formerly of the Mississauga, Ontario electropop group ...more

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Emily Haines is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
New Wave, Indie rock Emily Haines is a Canadian indie rock singer-songwriter. She is the lead singer, keyboardist and songwriter of the band Metric and a member of Broken Social Scene. As a solo artist, she has ...more

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Our Lady Peace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge Our Lady Peace are a Canadian alternative rock/post-grunge band formed in Toronto, Ontario in 1992. Headed by lead vocalist Raine Maida since its formation, the band additionally consists of ...more

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Fefe Dobson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Pop punk, Indie, Pop music Felicia Lily "Fefe" Dobson is a Canadian songwriter and recording artist. Born in Toronto, Canada, her career began when Jive Records attempted to develop her as a popular musician, ...more

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Snow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Dancehall, Hip Hop, Reggae Darrin Kenneth O'Brien, better known by his stage name Snow, is a Canadian reggae musician. He is best known for his 1993 single "Informer", which reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot

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Lights is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop Lights is a Canadian synthpop and electropop musician, singer, and songwriter. Some of her notable singles include "Drive My Soul", "February Air", "Ice", ...more

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Cowboy Junkies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music Cowboy Junkies are a Canadian alternative country/blues/folk rock band. The group was formed in Toronto in 1985 by Margo Timmins, Michael Timmins, Peter Timmins and Alan Anton. The Junkies first ...more

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Fucked Up is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Experimental rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore Fucked Up is a Canadian hardcore punk band from Toronto, Ontario. The band won the 2009 Polaris Music Prize for the album The Chemistry of Common Life.

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Anvil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Anvil are a Canadian heavy metal band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 1978. The band consists of Steve "Lips" Kudlow, Robb Reiner and Chris Robertson. To date, the band has released ...more

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Love You to Death is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Pop punk, Pop music, Power pop Love You to Death is a Canadian pop punk band, signed to Affluence Music Group.

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Warren Hill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Adult contemporary music, Smooth jazz, Jazz Warren Hill is a Canadian smooth jazz and adult contemporary musician. A graduate of Berklee College in Boston, Massachusetts, Hill performed at his own graduation day in 1988, where he caught ...more

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FM Static is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Pop punk, Christian punk, Power pop FM Static is a Canadian Christian pop punk duo based in Toronto, Ontario. The band was formed in 2003 as a side project for Thousand Foot Krutch members Trevor McNevan and Steve Augustine. The ...more

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The Irish Rovers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Folk rock The Rovers is a Juno Award nominated music group.

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Owen Pallett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Indie pop, Experimental music, Baroque pop Michael James Owen Pallett is a Canadian composer, violinist, keyboardist, and vocalist, who performs solo as Owen Pallett or, before 2010, under the name Final Fantasy. As Final Fantasy, he won ...more

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Alannah Myles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Pop music, Rock music Alannah Myles is a Canadian singer-songwriter and the daughter of Canadian broadcast pioneer William Douglas Byles, who was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Hall of Fame ...more

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Raine Maida is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Spoken word, Rock music, Post-grunge Raine Maida CM, is a Canadian musician best known as being the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the alternative rock band Our Lady Peace. He has come to be known for his unique ...more

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Dave Baksh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Pop punk, Heavy metal, Breakbeat David Nizam "Brownsound" Baksh is a Canadian musician, singer and producer best known as the ex-lead guitarist of punk rock band Sum 41, but has since become a singer/guitarist in his ...more

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Adam Gontier is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Nu metal, Grunge, Heavy metal Adam Wade Gontier is a Canadian musician and singer-songwriter. He is the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace. Gontier left the ...more

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The Birthday Massacre is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock The Birthday Massacre is a Canadian band, formed in 1999 in London, Ontario, and currently based in Toronto, Ontario. The current line-up consists of Chibi, Falcore, Rainbow, Owen, Nate Manor ...more

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Dragonette is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Dragonette is a Canadian synthpop electronic music band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 2005. The band consists of singer-songwriter Martina Sorbara, bassist and producer Dan Kurtz and drummer ...more

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Slik Toxik is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock Slik Toxik was a Canadian glam metal/hard rock band formed in 1988 in Toronto.

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Don Ross is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Fingerstyle guitar Donald James Ross, or Don Ross, is a Canadian fingerstyle guitarist. He is the only person to twice win the US National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. His album Huron Street reached the top ...more

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Die Mannequin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Glam metal, Rock music, Alternative rock Die Mannequin is an alternative rock band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada fronted by guitar player and singer Care Failure. They played the "Next Big Thing" Stage at Edgefest 1 in 2006, ...more

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Main Source is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Hip hop music Main Source was a Canadian/American hip hop group that was based from New York City/Toronto composed of Toronto's Sir Scratch and K-Cut, Queens' J. O. Dee and Large Professor. Later, Mikey D ...more

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The Russian Futurists is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Indie pop The Russian Futurists are a Canadian indie pop band based in Toronto. Their music can be described as lo-fi, indie-electronica fused with a twee-pop temperament. Although they initially had only ...more

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Mike Turner is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock Michael A. "Mike" Turner is an English-born Canadian musician and producer. He is the former lead guitarist of the band Our Lady Peace. After his departure from OLP he began producing ...more

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Kardinal Offishall is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Hip hop music, Dancehall, East Coast hip hop Jason D. Harrow, better known by his stage name Kardinal Offishall, is a Canadian rapper, record producer, and record executive. Often credited as Canada's "hip hop ambassador", he is ...more

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Esthero is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Hip hop music, Lounge music, Rock music Esthero, born Jenny-Bea Englishman, is a Canadian singer-songwriter who currently lives in Los Angeles, California. The name Esthero refers both to the singer and formerly to the two-person team ...more

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Keshia Chanté is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul Keshia Chanté is a Canadian singer-songwriter, television personality, actress, and philanthropist. She was the host of BET's 106 & Park, along with Bow Wow, until the show's ...more

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Leon Redbone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Ragtime, Easy listening, Jazz Leon Redbone is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist specializing in interpretations of early 20th-century music, including jazz and blues standards and Tin Pan Alley classics. Recognized ...more

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Sylvia Tyson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Folk music, Country rock, Country Sylvia Tyson, CM, is a musician, performer, singer-songwriter and broadcaster. From 1959 to 1974, she was half of the popular folk duo Ian & Sylvia with Ian Tyson. From the late 1960s to the ...more

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Skydiggers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Roots rock Skydiggers are a Canadian roots rock band from Toronto.

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Jane Child is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music Jane Richman, known professionally as Jane Child, is a Canadian dance-pop singer, producer and musician.

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John McDermott is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Pop music, Operatic pop, Celtic music John Charles McDermott is a Scottish-Canadian tenor best known for his rendering of the song "Danny Boy". Born in Glasgow, Scotland, John moved with his family to Willowdale, Toronto, ...more

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Kevin Hearn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Alternative rock Kevin Neil Hearn is a Canadian musician who is currently the keyboardist of Barenaked Ladies and his own group, Kevin Hearn and Thin Buckle. He is also a former member of Rheostatics.

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The Pursuit of Happiness is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Power pop, Indie rock, College rock The Pursuit of Happiness is a Canadian power pop group perhaps best noted for their song "I'm an Adult Now."

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Death from Above 1979 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto
Synthpunk, Noise rock, Dance-punk Death from Above 1979 are a Canadian rock duo from Toronto, Ontario. Their first full-length album, You're a Woman, I'm a Machine, was released in late 2004 on Last Gang Records. The band broke ...more