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CBC Toronto – Sounds of the Season


Daily Bread’s executive director, Gail Nyberg, speaks with Here and Now host Gill Deacon.

CBC Toronto’s annual Sounds of the Season kicked off on December 5 with a day-long event. Special musical guests, CBC personalities and live broadcasts of shows such as Metro Morning and Here and Now made for an exciting day, with over $370,000 raised so far. A huge thank you to BMO Financial Group, RBC Foundation, CIBC, TD Bank Group, Manulife Financial and Scotiabank who each donated $20,000.  Campbell Canada also donated 40,000 cans of soup!

Often called food banks, the Sounds of the Season event raises money for local food distribution hubs in the GTA that provide food and support to hundreds of community agencies running a variety of programs that are responding to their neighbourhood’s unique needs. Daily Bread Food Bank provides food for over 140 community agencies running hundreds of food programs for thousands of families – from food banks to community kitchens, meal programs to cooking classes.

Sounds of the Season ends December 31. Donate online to Daily Bread through Sounds of the Season by clicking here.Pjp


Donors give generously at Sounds of the Season.


Kevin Sylvester entertains the crowds outside Glenn Gould studio with his illustrations.


Anne-Marie Mediwake and Dwight Drummond during the nightly news.


Former traffic reporter Jim Curran shows off his stained glass from the silent auction.


Fresh Air host Mary Ito on stage at the Glenn Gould Studio during Sounds of the Season.


Metro Morning host Matt Galloway speaks with members of the audience during the live broadcast.

Photo credit: Tanja Tiziana

Date Added: December 13, 2014 | Filed under: Blog, Events, Holiday Drive, News, Sounds of the Season — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , — Anderson @ 10:03 am

CBC Sounds of the Season on December 6

It’s that time of year again! CBC’s Sounds of the Season, a fundraiser for local food banks in the GTA, is set to kick off officially on Friday, December 6.

A live, full day of radio broadcasts from the Glenn Gould studio, along with special guests and musical performances, starts at 5 a.m. and finishes at 6:30 p.m. There is also a silent auction, book signings and celebrity meet and greets all day in the atrium. Come drop by 250 Front St. West on December 6, along with a donation! Can’t make it down? You can listen to CBC Radio 99.1FM to hear shows like Metro Morning and Here and Now.

You can also make a donation to Daily Bread through Sounds of the Season online by clicking here.

Kevin Sylvester is once again creating lino cuts, that are available to people who make a donation of $100 or more on December 6 (and only on December 6!). He makes a limited number, and does run out. This year his lino cut will feature the clock tower of old city hall. You can take a sneak peek at his lino cut here on his blog, or find out more about how he created the printing blocks for his lino cut at  ArtHeart Community Art Center.

For a full schedule of shows being broadcast, click here.

Make a donation!

Date Added: November 18, 2013 | Filed under: Blog, News, Sounds of the Season — Tags: , , , , — Anderson @ 3:33 pm

Sounds of the Season

The atrium at Glenn Gould studio is full of busy volunteers and excited individuals who have all turned out for CBC Toronto’s Sounds of the Season event to help support local food banks in the GTA.  This event happens annually at the beginning of December and brings together local Toronto talent for a day of live broadcasting from CBC’s headquarters in downtown Toronto.  Starting at 5:30 a.m. with Metro Morning and wrapping up around 6:30 p.m. with the news, it gives people of all ages the opportunity to not only help out a worthy cause but get an inside view of just how broadcasting works.

Gail Nyberg of Daily Bread Food Bank said that the best moment for her was when all of the other banks stepped up to both BMO’s and Matt Galloway’s challenge to donate.  Nyberg said that places like Daily Bread are much more than just a food bank, they “are a centre for hope, a centre for bringing people together.” Nyberg said that it is important for people to come out and hear about poverty and how they can help and she knows that the staff at CBC  care deeply about Toronto and this isn’t just another day at work for them – from producers to hosts and musical guests, everyone participating at Sounds of the Season is trying to make a difference.

All of the people in attendance were in high spirits enjoying everything that the day had to offer, coming out to not only enjoy a day of music but also to help fight hunger and learn more about poverty.

“We always listen to the CBC and it’s for a good cause so we’re here,” said Derek and Ariel who came to Sounds of the Season for the third year in a row.

While the day wound down, many people where still rushing to bid on the silent auction and cheering when it was announced that Sounds of the Season had raised over $250,000 and 10,000 lbs of food — proving that people do care about poverty and are hungry to learn more.

By Kate Grant, Communications Volunteer

Date Added: December 10, 2012 | Filed under: Blog, Sounds of the Season — Anderson @ 1:04 pm

CBC Toronto’s Sounds of the Season Dec. 7

Starting at 5:30 a.m. with Matt Galloway and Metro Morning, CBC Toronto kicks off its annual fundraising event for local food banks with an all-day broadcasting extravaganza down at the CBC building (250 Front Street West). Shows like Metro Morning and Here and Now will broadcast live from the Glenn Gould Studio, while other shows like Fresh Air will tape their broadcast in front of a live studio audience that you can come down and be a part of!

There will be amazing special guests like Nelly Furtado, Skydiggers and Blind Boys of Alabama performing live, meet and greets with your favourite CBC personalities in the atrium and a silent auction with great prizes. Find out more about what’s happening at this year’s Sounds of the Season by clicking here.

Can’t make it down tomorrow? Listen to CBC Radio One at 99.1FM or tune in to CBC Toronto News starting at 5 p.m.

Donate online right now and help make a difference!


Date Added: December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Blog, Events, Fundraising Events, News, Sounds of the Season — Tags: , , — Anderson @ 2:47 pm