TTC Ghost Station to turn into live concert
For the first time ever, Bay Lower, TTC’s abandoned ghost station’s eerie platforms will be replaced by mics, lights, bands and concertgoers.
The station has been out of service since 1966 and is all set to be transformed into a music venue on May 11 as part of the Canadian Music Week festival.
“Bay Lower has been used over the years for a number of special events and functions as well as film shoots. However, the TTC is not involved in this concert beyond providing the leased space for the event,” Stuart Green, Senior Communications Specialist, Media Relations and Issues Management for TTC said.
The event is the brainchild of Dan Burke, a veteran concert promoter and musician Kyle Knapp.
“Kyle Knapp of Deliluh came up with the idea. He contacted me to help him and we went to work on it,” Burke said.
The performers will dramatically be framed by two open-door TTC trains.
The headliner of the show is yet to be announced but the show includes performances from a local art-rock band Deliluh, Toronto’s industrial techno producer E-Saggila and a performance from Scarborough-based rapper Tyriqueordie.
“The line-up is very unusual and stylistically diverse. Everything about the event is unconventional,” Burke said.
The 19+ event is sponsored by TTC and Exclaim! Magazine. Advance tickets are sold out but more will be up for grabs once the headliner is announced.
Bay Lower will ring to a variety of local rock, rap and techno tracks (pun intended).