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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
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
Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997. Based in Toronto, the band's original line-up consisted of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and ...more
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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