Dec 27 2011

Winterfolk moving downtown from Danforth

 The Winterfolk music festival is planting new roots for its 10th annual weekend in February, moving from the Danforth to the Delta Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto.

The three-day roots music festival will run Feb. 17 to 19 at Monarchs Pub, the Market Garden Stage and various other stages all within the hotel which is located at 33 Gerrard St. W.

"The new venue will present all kinds of fresh opportunities and the hotel's management and staff are thoroughly supportive and excited about the recent collaboration," said a Winterfolk media release.

"The hotel's involvement in Toronto's music scene is ever-growing and they have regular music events scheduled every night of the week in Monarchs Pub, so many in the music community are already familiar with the great vibe happening there."

The festival, brainchild of local roots player Brian Gladstone, was based for the last seven years out of a handful of venues on the Danforth, between Broadview and Chester subway stations.

More info on the festival at


<< Picture – Winterfolk moving downtown from Danforth. Paul Cross performs during the 2011 Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival at the Black Swan. The festival has moved from venues along The Danforth to the Delta Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto. Staff file photo/NICK PERRY

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