Celebrate Canada Day with some local tunes


Sometimes, the best music can be found close to home

For Canada Day, we’re celebrating all things Canadian, including music.

In order to facilitate the promotion of Canadian artists, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) requires every Canadian radio station to broadcast a certain percentage of Canadian content (CanCon) during airplay.

The percentage of CanCon played varies from 20 to 40 per cent depending on the type of radio show.

Songs generally qualify as CanCon if they’re musically or lyrically composed by a Canadian, recorded in Canada, or performed by a Canadian.

Rock out with these indie and alternative tunes on our Spotify playlist “Canadiana,” perfect for your Canada 150 celebrations. 

Song Artist
1 Bambi Tokyo Police Club
2 11:11 Arkells
3 Fallen Leaves Billy Talent
4 Romantic Rights Death From Above 1979
5 Combat Baby Metric
6 Willow Said The Whale
7 In Too Deep Sum 41
8 Next of Kin Alvvays
9 Fragile Bird City and Colour
10 I Wanna Be Your Man Yukon Blade
11 Get Out The Way Mother Mother
12 American Psycho Treble Charger
13 Swooner The Zolas
14 Pick Me Up Hollerado
15 Best Look Lately Dear Rouge
16 If You Want It Sam Roberts Band
17 Summer Dress July Talk
18 Love Sunshine & Hysteria Attica Riots
19 Clumsy Our Lady Peace
20 In A World Possessed By The Human Mind The Tragically Hip

Photo by Mirali Almaula/The Ontarion.