A concert to put on your schedule

The new year will soon be upon us –  and we have a wonderful series of concerts coming in 2018.  We celebrate the Valentines season with the lovely Patricia O’Callaghan.

You will experience her sensuous, bittersweet renditions of Leonard Cohen and his contemporaries with her own special touch.  Described as a wandering minstrel, her fifteen years takes her across genres, continents, languages and a wide range of musical disciplines and passions.

And she is joined by our friend and collaborative pianist Robert Kortgaard and double bass player Andrew Downing for their only Toronto appearance in an extended Canadian tour.  February 11 at 3:00 pm. will be an afternoon to remember.



Our most recent show

The audience at our last concert was hard pressed to decide between the music of 1867 and 1967.  Here are a few snippets for you to decide for yourself.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

And it’s hard to resist toe tapping when performers like these get busy hands going.

2017-2018 Season

Our 2018 series has concluded. We will return in the fall to announce another series of events of beginning in the fall of 2018 with additional concerts in 2019.

Concert #3

The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross

Windermere String Quartet

Readings by Eric Friesen, Writer/Speaker/Broadcaster

The Place: The Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Toronto ON M4T 3B4,       Monday, March 26, 2018
The Time: 7:30 pm.

Tickets are $28 and on sale now here:

All concerts take place on the Atrium level at 21 Shaftesbury Ave. Toronto. The complex is across the street from the Summerhill Subway station on Line 1.  Parking is available on the street and in the lot immediately behind the subway station. Further parking is available on public lots to the south off the east side of Yonge St.


Concert #2: A Thousand Kisses Deep

Experience the sensuous, bittersweet songs of Leonard Cohen, Kurt Weill, and their contemporaries, receiving a feminine touch in the hands of Canadian chanteuse Patricia O’Callaghan. Her warm, crystalline voice, striking stage presence, and easy connection with the audience create an ambiance of intimacy that beautifully serves their music and poetry.

The Place: The Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Toronto ON M4T 3B4
Sunday, February 11, 2018
The Time: 3:00 pm.


Concert #1: Battle of the Bands – 1867 and 1967

A lighthearted musical cage match featuring great Canadian Music from the original Confederation Generation and the Swinging Sixties – from “The Maple Leaf Forever” to “So Long Maryann”!

The group features four stalwarts of the Canadian Roots Music scene. Tom Leighton – piano, accordion & vocals, Ian Bell – guitar, squeezebox, banjo and vocals, Michelle Rumball – guitar and vocals, Conrad Kipping – mandolin, fiddle, guitar and vocals.

The Place: The Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Toronto ON M4T 3B4
Sunday, November 5, 2017
The Time: 3:00 pm.


Our Previous Seasons

Here are  the talented and accomplished artists we have featured over the past four years.  And there are always more coming!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


Location: We are located at 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Toronto Ontario directly across from the Summerhill Subway Station on the Yonge-University Line.(Line 1) . You can see a full map below and enlarge it.  Parking is available on the street and at a parking lot immediately behind the subway station.  Additional parking is available at a large municipal lot to the south off Yonge Street.

Mailing Address
Shaftesbury Salon Series, 35 Shaftesbury Ave. Toronto ON M4T 3B3

To order tickets for individual concerts: please visit our Order Tickets Page

For further ticket information or difficulties in placing your order or navigating this site:  please send email to norahbolton@gmail.com.