The Metropolitan Winds of Toronto Wind ensemble

The Metropolitan Winds or Toronto consists of a group of enthusiastic musicians and alumni of the various Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra (TYWO) ensembles over he past 30+ years, as well as many amateur and professional musicians from the community.

We strive to present high quality musical performances, but more importantly, we like to have fun! Simple, straightforward, good ol’ fashioned band geek goodness is our specialty.

Under the direction of Colin Clarke and assistant conductor Travis Grubissi, Kevin Vuong and Paul Pietrkiewicz our music is a balanced mix of classic music composed for wind band, challenging contemporary works, as well as some light music.

Rehearsals take place on Sunday evenings from 18:30 to 20:30 at the Meridian Arts Centre in Toronto (5040 Yonge St, near Mel Lastman Square). Rehearsals begin in September and run through May. We also have a summer project in collaboration with TYWO.

We are currently recruiting new musicians for our ensemble. Being an alumnus of TYWO is not a requirement for membership — members of the community are encouraged to join us! Please contact for more information.