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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

    Neil Young

    Rock music, Experimental rock

    AlbumsHarvest, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, After the Gold Rush, Tonight's the Night, On the Beach

    Neil Percival Young (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. After embarking... more on Wikipedia

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    Rush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto


    Progressive metal, Rock music

    AlbumsMoving Pictures, 2112, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Fly by Night

    Rush was a Canadian rock band consisting of Geddy Lee (bass, vocals, keyboards), Alex Lifeson... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    The Band is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto

    The Band

    Americana, Blues-rock

    AlbumsThe Band, Music From Big Pink, The Last Waltz, Planet Waves, The Basement Tapes

    The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group including Rick Danko (bass guitar, vocals,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto

    Geddy Lee

    Heavy metal, Progressive rock

    AlbumsMy Favorite Headache

    Geddy Lee Weinrib, (born Gary Lee Weinrib; July 29, 1953), known professionally as Geddy Lee,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto

    Three Days Grace

    Nu metal, Rock music

    AlbumsOne-X, Life Starts Now, Three Days Grace, Transit of Venus, The Collection: Three Days Grace

    Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997. Based in Toronto,... more on Wikipedia

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    Triumph is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto


    Progressive metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsAllied Forces, Never Surrender, Rock & Roll Machine, Triumph, Thunder Seven

    Triumph is a Canadian hard rock band formed in 1975 that was popular in the late 1970s and the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Broken Social Scene is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto

    Broken Social Scene

    Shoegazing, Experimental rock

    AlbumsBroken Social Scene, You Forgot It in People, The Time Traveler's Wife, Feel Good Lost, Bee Hives

    Broken Social Scene is a Canadian indie rock band, a musical collective including as few as... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Barenaked Ladies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto

    Barenaked Ladies

    Rock music, Folk rock

    AlbumsGordon, Barenaked for the Holidays, Maybe You Should Drive, Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits (1991–2001), Everything to Everyone

    The Barenaked Ladies are a Canadian rock band, formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario. The... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Peaches is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto


    Synthpunk, Riot grrrl

    AlbumsThe Teaches of Peaches, Impeach My Bush, The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing The Dark Side of the Moon, Fancypants Hoodlum, Fatherfucker

    Merrill Beth Nisker (born 11 November 1966), better known by her stage name Peaches, is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Jeff Healey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto

    Jeff Healey

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsGet Me Some, See the Light, Feel This, Hell to Pay, Mess of Blues

    Norman Jeffrey "Jeff" Healey (March 25, 1966 – March 2, 2008) was a Canadian jazz and... more on Wikipedia

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    Crystal Castles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto

    Crystal Castles

    Synthpunk, Noise rock

    AlbumsCrystal Castles I, Lights in the Sky: Over North America 2008 Tour Sampler, Crystal Castles, Untrust Us, Baptism

    Crystal Castles is a Canadian electronic music group formed in 2006 in Toronto, Ontario by... more on Wikipedia

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    Pat Travers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto

    Pat Travers

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsCrash and Burn, Makin' Magic, Summer Daze, Fidelis, Halfway to Somewhere

    Patrick Henry Travers (born April 12, 1954) is a Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Deborah Cox is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto

    Deborah Cox

    Pop music, Dance-pop

    AlbumsThe Morning After, Deborah Cox, One Wish, Destination Moon, The Promise

    Deborah Cox (born July 13, 1974) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actress, and record... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    MSTRKRFT is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto


    Dance-punk, Electronic music

    AlbumsBounce, The Looks, Fist of God, Easy Love, MSTRKRFT EP

    MSTRKRFT is a Canadian electronic music duo from Toronto. The group was started in 2005 by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Emily Haines is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto

    Emily Haines

    New Wave, Indie rock

    AlbumsKnives Don't Have Your Back, Cut in Half and Also Double, What Is Free to a Good Home?, Sprig

    Emily Savitri Haines (born January 25, 1974) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She is the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Our Lady Peace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto

    Our Lady Peace

    Rock music, Pop rock

    AlbumsClumsy, Playlist: The Very Best of Our Lady Peace, Naveed, Superman's Dead, 4 AM

    Our Lady Peace (sometimes shortened to OLP) is a Canadian rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Fefe Dobson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto

    Fefe Dobson

    Pop punk, Indie

    AlbumsSunday Love, Fefe Dobson, Joy, Everything, Don't Go (Girls & Boys)

    Felicia Lily Dobson (born February 28, 1985) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Born in... more on Wikipedia

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    Snow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto


    Dancehall, Hip Hop

    Albums12 Inches of Snow, Two Hands Clapping, Murder Love, Mind on the Moon, Justuss

    Darrin Kenneth O'Brien (born October 30, 1969), known professionally as Snow, is a Canadian... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Lights is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto


    Indie pop, Dubstep

    AlbumsThe Listening, Lights, Crimson Rain, Acoustic, Saviour EP

    Lights Poxleitner-Bokan (born Valerie Anne Poxleitner; April 11, 1987), known mononymously as... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Cowboy Junkies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto

    Cowboy Junkies

    Americana, Blues-rock

    AlbumsThe Trinity Session, Lay It Down, Pale Sun, Crescent Moon, The Caution Horses

    The Cowboy Junkies are an alternative country and folk rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario,... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Fucked Up is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto

    Fucked Up

    Experimental rock, Punk rock

    AlbumsDavid Comes to Life, The Chemistry of Common Life, Hidden World, Singles Collection, Let Likes Be Cured by Likes

    Fucked Up is a Canadian hardcore punk band from Toronto, Ontario. The band won the 2009... more on Wikipedia

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    Anvil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto


    Thrash metal, Power metal

    AlbumsPast and Present, This Is Thirteen, Anthology of Anvil, Worth the Weight, Plugged in Permanent

    Anvil are a Canadian heavy metal band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 1978. The band consists... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Love You to Death is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto

    Love You to Death

    Pop punk, Pop music

    AlbumsBe Mine... If It's Not Too Much Trouble..., Get It Free, The Secret Diary of Allan, We Need Money for Gas on Tour, All The Pettit Project wants for Christmas is for people to stop calling them "Petite Project"

    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

    Warren Hill

    Adult contemporary music, Smooth jazz

    AlbumsLife Thru Rose Colored Glasses, Devotion, Collected Warren Hill, Shelter, Truth

    Warren Hill (born April 15, 1966) is a smooth jazz saxophonist from Toronto, Canada. Hill was... more on Wikipedia

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    FM Static is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Toronto

    FM Static

    Pop punk, Christian punk

    AlbumsWhat Are You Waiting For?, Critically Ashamed, Dear Diary, My Brain Says Stop, But My Heart Says Go!

    FM Static is a Canadian Christian pop punk duo based in Toronto, Ontario. The band was formed... more on Wikipedia

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