About the Toronto Shape Note Group

COME AND SING with the Toronto Shapenote Group the third Wednesday of every month from 7:30-9:30 pm. We sing from the The Sacred Harp, 1991 revision song book. Experienced and not so experienced singers are welcome, and loaner books are available.

We gather in the Music Room of Bloor Street United Church at 300 Bloor Street West (near Huron).

That’s a very short walk from the Spadina station on the Bloor line. There’s paid parking behind the building; there may also be on-street parking in the surrounding neighbourhood. Before 7 pm, enter by the westernmost (courtyard) door off Bloor: the one with the “300″ above it. After 7 pm, use the door at 470 Huron St., off the parking lot.

We also have a more informal singing earlier in the month at someone’s home. The day and time are variable, so join our mailing list to keep informed. You can join the email list by contacting Pleasance Crawford at pleasancecrawford at rogers.com

We have been singing together since the Fall of 2000. For years we met at St. Stephen-in-the-Fields Anglican, but their financial difficulties forced us to move to Bloor Street United.

We have connections with many other Ontario Shapenote groups, and we all gather together in August for the Central Ontario All-Day Sing (with dinner on the grounds, of course!).

4 Comments


  1. Hello,
    I’m wondering if you are meeting on August 21.
    Thank you, Annie

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  2. Yes, we’re singing on Wednesday the 21st. It will be our last chance to tune up before the annual sing onthe following Saturday. Hope you can join us.

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  3. I met some members of your group in Roseville this past August. I was inspired and wish to meet again. Please! send me more information about other gatherings you attend.
    Larry Devine

    P.S. I am currently editing the video and sound clips from the Roseville gathering. Thank you for making my experience a memorable one.

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    1. We can add you (or anyone) to our email news. I’ll pass your info to the list administrator. (Of course, you can always unsubscribe.)

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