BD Beats 2024

Broadview Danforth Beats 2024


Rudy Ray

Raha Javanfar Band

Ori Dagan

Fat Quarter Band

Joanne Powell

Linda Carone

Suzi & Doug

Fraser Melvin Band

Tim Bovaconti Band

Graham Nicholas Band

Toronto Jazz Collective

Alex McCulloch Band

Mike T Kerr Band

Carl Bray Band

Tzevi Sherman and the 401 Express

Chloe Watkinson Quartet

All Angels Jazz Band

Quality Building Supplies

Hammond Morgan

Adam Beer Colacino

Roast Chicken Ramblers

Kyle Sullivan

Alan Zamaitis Trio

Fergus Hambleton

Jessica Stuart Trio

The Del Fi's

Ricky Toledo Band

Root Down Trio

Sean Stanley Trio


We are incredibly grateful for our new and returning sponsors that help make BD Beats come true

Accessibility Sponsor Choice Properties

Teuta Guci Real Estate

Carrot Common Shops, Grocery, & Health Professionals


Check back frequently as we add more bands!

 Date 337 Danforth Ave Parkette
6pm - 9pm
156 Danforth Parkette
6pm - 9pm
348 Danforth Carrot Common Courtyard
1pm - 4pm
Thu Jun 6 Rudy Ray Fraser Melvin Band  
Fri Jun 7 Raha Javanfar Band Tim Bovaconti Band   
Sun Jun 9      Graham Nicholas Band
Thu Jun 13 Ori Dagan All Angels Jazz Band   
Fri Jun 14 Rudy Ray Quality Building Supplies   
Sun Jun 16      Hammond Morgan 
Thu Jun 20 Rudy Ray Ricky Toledo Band  
Fri Jun 21 Ori Dagan Fergus Hambleton  
Sun Jun 23      Roast Chicken Ramblers
Thu Jun 27 Fat Quarter Band Jessica Stuart Trio  
Fri Jun 28 Rudy Ray The Del Fi's  
Sun Jun 30      Alan Zamaitis Trio
Thu Jul 4 Rudy Ray Toronto Jazz Collective  
Fri Jul 5 Chloe Watkinson Quartet Alex McCulloch Band  
Sun Jul 7      Alan Zamaitis Trio
Thu Jul 11 Ori Dagan All Angels Jazz Band  
Fri Jul 12 Rudy Ray Tim Bovaconti Band  
Sun Jul 14      Alan Zamaitis Trio
Thu Jul 18 Rudy Ray Fraser Melvin Band  
Fri Jul 19 Ori Dagan Roast Chicken Ramblers  
Sun Jul 21      Mike T Kerr Band
Thu Jul 25 Joanne Powell Root Down Trio  
Fri Jul 26 Rudy Ray Tim Bovaconti Band   
Sun Jul 28      Carl Bray Band 
Thu Aug 1 Ori Dagan Toronto Jazz Collective   
Fri Aug 2 Linda Carone TBD  
Sun Aug 4      Mike T. Kerr
Thu Aug 8 Rudy Ray  Fraser Melvin Band  
Fri Aug 9 Ori Dagan  Fergus Hambleton Band   
Sun Aug 11      Sean Stanley Trio 
Thu Aug 15 Raha Javanfar Band  Root Down Trio   
Fri Aug 16 Van Sulli  Tzevi Sherman and the 401 Express   
Sun Aug 18      TBD 
Thu Aug 22 Rudy Ray  Fraser Melvin Band   
Fri Aug 23 Fat Quarter Band  Roast Chicken Ramblers   
Sun Aug 25      Alan Zamaitis Trio 
Thu Aug 29 Suzi & Doug  Jessica Stuart Trio   
Fri Aug 30 Rudy Ray  Tim Bovaconti Band   
Sun Sep 1     All Angels Jazz Band
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 22:27

Thrill of the Grill 2014 A Huge Success!

Periods of heavy rain were not enough to douse the enthusiasm for this year’s “Thrill of the Grill Presented by Metro” on the Danforth, an annual rib cook off between some of the street’s finest restaurants and a high end butcher shop. The 5th edition of Thrill sold more tickets, served more ribs and made more money for kidney cancer research at Sunnybrook’s Odette Cancer Centre, than in any previous year, securing its spot as one of Toronto’s most popular summer street festivals.

“Toronto’s summer street festival season is very short so there is a lot happening on any given weekend. We were in tough this year with some excellent street festivals, some bad weather and the Honda Indy. With so much to choose from, 2,000 people chose us,” said Susan Puff, executive director of the Danforth Business Improvement Area (BIA), an association of 350 shops, restaurants and services that host the annual rib-fest.

And, what a choice. Five top Danforth chefs from Allen’s, The Combine Eatery, Das Gasthaus, Factory Girl, Globe Bistro and the local butcher from the Meat Department were fired up and ready to fight to the ‘picked clean’ bone for one of two coveted Silver Tong Trophies in the Judges category (selected by a panel of celebrity judges) and People’s Choice, voted on by 2,000 hungry Thrill of the Grillers, christened ‘Grill Friends’ by HGTV’s style guru, Tommy Smythe, co-host of this year’s event along with popular Food Network’s celebrity chef, Lynn Crawford, who is also co-chair of Thrill of the Grill.

2014 recipients of the Silver Tong Trophies are The Combine Eatery (Judges Choice) and Allen's (People’s Choice). New this year was the Corn on the Cob Throw Down between Pfizer Oncology/Kidney Cancer Canada (KCC) and Global TV/Shaw. Pfizer Oncology/KCC won the Judges' Choice and Global TV/Shaw Media won the People's Choice.

“The trophies are fun, but they are not what Thrill is all about,” says Albert Stortchak, BIA chair. “We left a pretty good taste in the mouths of our guests this year, which has left them hungry for more. This is good for our restaurants, shops and many services we offer along the Danforth. We are looking forward to seeing them back.”

Over 10,000 pounds of succulent baby back ribs from Berreta Farms were sauced and consumed while SteamWhistle Brewery kept the taps flowing, Gnarly Head Winery kept the corks popping (screw tops actually, but you get the picture) and Eska kept the water stations filled with ice cold bottles of water.

The organizers would also like to thank Metro, Pfizer Oncology, RBC Royal Bank, Global Toronto, Now, The Toronto Star, Beretta, The BIA Group, Car2Go, Clarins, Danel et Daniel, ESKA, Gnarly Head, Higgins Event Rentals, KitchenAid, Scotties, Sponge Towels, Steam Whistle, Kidney Cancer Canada, and the Sunnybrook Foundation for their generous time and support. Plans are already underway for the 2015 Thrill of the Grill, where organizers are promising to really light it up. Keep tuning in to this space for more mouth-watering details.

Danforth Dollars Draw

Congratulations to our five winners for the $100 Danforth Dollars Draw. The winning ticket numbers are:

384360, 384463, 384380, 382165, 382047

If any of the above ticket number go unclaimed by August 20, 2014, the following backup ticket numbers will be eligible (in order):

382087, 384396, 384161

If you have the matching ticket number (or backup ticket number), email our webmaster, Keven at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your full name, phone number, email address, mailing address, and a photo of your matching ticket number.

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