The 2013 edition of Summer Music in the Garden is over, and what a season it was!

For starters, we really lucked out with the weather: for the first time ever, we didn't lose a single concert to rain (though we came close during the final half hour of music!).

But the other great things about the 2013 season had nothing to do with luck: they were because of the terrific work and dedication of so many people. In early July, for instance, our sound system received a major upgrade: we now have three sets of stereo speakers, instead of one. This has made a huge improvement to the quality of sound throughout the audience area, and especially on the peripheries.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of the performers, many of whom came in from as far away as Montreal, New York, Amherst and Philadelphia just to play the Music Garden; to our wonderful audiences and volunteers; to the generous donors; and to the City gardeners who keep this magnificent garden looking its best. Last but definitely not least: thank you to the fabulous team from Harbourfront Centre who worked onsite and behind the scenes to make it all happen.

Each year I am humbled and nourished by what transpires at the Music Garden concerts – a miraculous synergy between place, music and people; temporary communities of strangers that seem to endure, as the years pass, longer than the one-hour concerts. These are the things that give our city a soul.

See you in 2014!

— Tamara Bernstein, Artistic Director

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The annual Summer Music in the Garden series and tours are produced by Harbourfront Centre in partnership with the City of Toronto, Parks Forestry & Recreation and Economic Development & Culture. Thank you to TD Bank Group, many generous contributors and Chief Cheerleaders, Margaret & Jim Fleck.

To make a tax deductible donation online, visit, click donate now and then designate the gift to Toronto Music Garden - Summer Concert Series. Alternately, you may donate by phone by calling 416-954-9912.

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