Toronto Live! Club Hub
We don't claim to have everything you'll need for taking advantage of the Toronto live music scene at this site, and I don't see much purpose in duplicating excellent, more exhaustive material available elsewhere.
So here are some other sources you should consider...
If you're from out of town, be sure to grab a free weekly copy of either NOW or EYE from thosenewspaper boxes you'll find on the streets across the city, or in many pubs. If you can't find the hardcopy version, click the following for their web sites.... NOW and EYE.
Some more specific links are grouped into categories below, with a brief description for each.
Magazines & eZines
Chart Attack does a good job of fulfilling its self-defined role as "Your Canadian Music Source". It's the online version of Chart magazine, which I find difficult to find on newsstands, even in downtown Toronto. Anyway, the web site has tons of news, reviews, features, photos and downloads. You can even launch ChartAttack Radio to listen to some of Canada's latest and greatest, before they perform at a club near you.
Exclaim!*@# isthe web site representing a monthly tabloid-style magazine of the same name. It's like EYE and NOW, except that it's national, instead of Toronto-specific. You'll find it free in downtown bars and clubs and in other parts of the city with concentrations of bars. Being national, it's more focussed on performers (especially Canadian ones) than venues.
Most musicians need them, right! These folks get the bands into the right venues, then do their best to fill up the club on the critical night.
Triple-X Productions focusses on indie events in Toronto's west end -- west of University Ave. to be specific. Their repertoire includes not just bands, but DJs and artists as well.
Maple Music is a web site devoted to making the recordings of Canadian musicians available, since you often won't find them in your local CD store. Sadly, most of the music retail chains in Canada are not Canadian owned. Consequently, finding Canadian content is difficult except for the top-tier, internationally known groups. Maple Music does a nice job of helping you get your hands on CDs of the lesser-known groups. You'll find other stuff there too... mainly info on new releases.