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    Music in Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont (Newark until 1798, Niagara 1798-1906). First capital of Upper Canada (Ontario) and the site of the Shaw Festival.

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    Nickle Arts Museum

    Nickle Arts Museum started with a philanthropic gesture. In 1970, on the occasion of his 81st birthday, Alberta oil pioneer Samuel C. Nickle gave the University of Calgary $1 million which the Alberta government matched.

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    Music in North Bay

    Railway and tourist centre in Ontario situated between Trout Lake and Lake Nipissing, incorporated as a town in 1890 and as a city in 1925, and reaching a population of more than 53,000 by 1990.

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    North Hills Museum

    North Hills Museum is located in Granville Ferry, NS, on the shores of the historic Annapolis Basin. The museum is housed in a 200-year-old "salt box" house originally known as Rumsey Farm.

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    Music in Oakville

    Town founded in 1825 on Sixteen Mile Creek at Lake Ontario, between Toronto and Hamilton. A regimental brass band was formed in 1866 by the 20th Halton Battalion Infantry but was supplanted in 1881 by the

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    Music in Oshawa

    City incorporated in 1924 and located on Lake Ontario, 53 km east of Toronto. In 1778 the first settlers in the area, United Empire Loyalists, were given Crown land. In 1850 the community was declared a village, and the name Oshawa was adopted.

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    Music in Ottawa

    Canada's capital city, situated in Ontario on the Ottawa River. Settled in the early 1800s, it was called Bellows' Landing (1810), Richmond Landing (1811), and Bytown (1826) after Col John By, who, 1826-32, supervised the building of the Rideau Canal.

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    Music in Peterborough

    Ontario city on the Otonabee River (part of the Trent-Severn Waterway). It was settled ca 1820 by County Cork Irish, was named Peterborough in 1827, and was incorporated in 1905. It developed into a lumbering and milling town.

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    Music at Place des Arts

    One of Canada's largest multidisciplinary arts complexes, Montreal's Place des Arts (PDA) grew from three halls in the 1960s to four in the 1970s and five in the 1990s. With the integration of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (1992), the PDA become a major North American integrated centre for both the visual and performing arts. In 2011, a sixth hall the Mason symphonique, opened its doors. The complex also houses rehearsal halls, boutiques, underground parking, theatre storage facilities, restaurants, and office space.

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    Princess of Wales Theatre

    Considered a Toronto landmark, the Princess of Wales Theatre is located at 300 King Street West in Toronto's entertainment district.

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    The Rooms

    The Rooms is a cultural centre located in St. John’s, Newfoundland, that showcases the history, heritage and art of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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    Public Archives of Canada


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    Music in Quebec City

    Quebec City. Capital of the province of Quebec. It was founded 3 Jul 1608 by the French navigator Samuel de Champlain on the site of the Indigenous village of Stadaconé at the mouth of the St Charles River.

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    Queen Elizabeth Theatre

    Queen Elizabeth Theatre. 2,575-seat theatre, home of the Vancouver Opera, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (1960-77), and Ballet British Columbia, and administered by the City of Vancouver.

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    Rainbow Stage

    Rainbow Stage, named for its rainbow-shaped proscenium arch, opened with a variety show directed by Duncan on 7 July 1954. In September 1955 Duncan directed the first musical comedy performed there, Brigadoon, which marked the beginning of a tradition.

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