Skip to main content

No concert ticket? No problem — Swifties can still gather at 'Taylgate' in Toronto

Share

Come one Swiftie, come all Swifties.

Whether you were lucky to nab tickets to one of Taylor Swift's six sold-out Toronto concerts in November or not, a new "fan experience" hopes to get you into the party spirit.

Organizers behind Toronto's Version: Taylgate '24 tell The Canadian Press they will unite Swifties of all ages for an unabashed celebration of the tortured poet, providing an indoor space for young fans to congregate before her concerts.

The event will include a live DJ mixing Swift's hits, sing-along spaces for the vocally brave and a "massive" space to create friendship bracelets.

Swift is scheduled to play Toronto's Rogers Centre across two weekends, from Nov. 14 to 16 and Nov. 21 to 23. The Taylgate event will run daily on those dates from 1 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the nearby Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Event co-producer Bram Goldstein credits his two teenage daughters for inspiring the idea, saying they wanted to meet with other Swift fans while staying out of the chilly weather and early winter sundown.

He says Taylgate will offer a "safe, indoor and accessible space" for young fans while their parents and older fans are also welcome. Tickets for all six dates are on sale for $55 at torontosversion.com.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 13, 2024.

CTVNews.ca Top Stories

Baseball legend Willie Mays has died at 93

Willie Mays, the electrifying 'Say Hey Kid' whose singular combination of talent, drive and exuberance made him one of baseball's greatest and most beloved players, has died. He was 93.

Strange monolith pops up in Nevada desert

Jutting out of the rocks in a remote mountain range near Las Vegas, the strange monolith imitates the vast desert landscape surrounding the mountain peak where it has been erected.

Stay Connected