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Interactive: LIVE on the TTC

You have heard their music drifting through the subway — a sort of soundtrack to the Toronto underground.

Guitar players, saxists and violinists play for passerby.

Subway go’ers rush by. Or they stop. Sometimes they dance. Sometimes they sing, too.

But how much do you really know about Toronto buskers?

680News spoke with nine buskers. Hear about the guitar-player with a rock star past, the violinist paying for university with her earnings and the flute-player preserving tradition in this interactive.

Hover over the station to play the video.

Produced by Lakshine Sathiyanathan | Audio editing by Patrick Luciani | Image by Russell Millett

The Toronto Transit Commission awards licences to 75 musicians to play in the subway — 74 nab the coveted licence; one is reserved for an honourary busker. 

Note: Interviews were conducted in March 2013.

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