Collaborator Projects

Toronto Music City: The View from Kensington Market

Ethnography Lab Research Collaborator Farzaneh Hemmasi leads the research project “Toronto Music City: The View from Kensington Market.” It takes the City of Toronto’s 2016 “Music Strategy” rollout as an opportunity to investigate the intersections and divergences of cultural policy, new musical developments and already-existing musical scenes, businesses, and musicians. With the support of a SSHRC Insight Development grant, Dr. Hemmasi is undertaking a team ethnographic investigation of music-making in Kensington Market, one of Toronto’s most diverse downtown neighbourhoods, to apprehend the Strategy’s impact on the ground.