Birth year: 1982
The history: After earning a reputation as one of Canada’s hippest music clubs in the ’80s, Rivoli went on to become a go-to for those looking to laugh. Even today, talent scouts for Just for Laughs still visit the venue’s Monday night comedy shows. At the same time, Rivoli still continues to host live music events.
The celebrations: Check out a group art show dedicated to the city on March 6, complete with an after-party. There’s a comedy night with a lineup of local women comedians — including Allie Pearse — to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 7. The venue is also facilitating a live music show, Toronto Rising Stars, on March 14.
The Silver Dollar Room
Birth year: 195
The history: On Spadina Avenue, north of College Street, this blues-turned-rock bar is an iconic venue. Back in the ’70s, it began to attract famous musicians such as Bob Dylan and more recently The Barenaked Ladies. The current Silver Dollar Room is actually a rebuild of the original, which was torn down in 2018.
The celebrations: Enjoy live music, Toronto-style, and dance to songs inspired by the ’50s and ’60s at The Silver Dollar Room’s 65-Year Commemoration on March 10 and 11.