Take a walk through Canadian Hip Hop history in Toronto's downtown. Journey through landmarks of Toronto's Hip Hop scene, punctuated with stories and lessons by walk leader and Canadian Hip Hop legend SOLITAIR. Combine a wellness practice with Hip Hop appreciation, and reap the rewards of both knowledge and exercise!
Ask questions along the way, see Toronto in a new light or just take a break from studying to walk the path to a better understanding of how Toronto's local Hip Hop scene has contributed to the growth and influence of the world's most recognizable cultural art forms.
These tours are an opportunity for participants to get out, make friends, learn and experience Toronto. Join Solitair for this 1-hour walk, wrapping up with an informal social at a local coffee house along the route.
Walk will take place rain or shine, come dressed for the weather! This walk is free, but registration is required. TTC subsidies available upon request.
Meeting details will be shared upon registration, prior to the date of the walk.
Sheldon Pitt a.k.a. Solitair
Hip Hop Artist and Producer
Solitair is a multi-Juno Award nominated hip hop artist/producer from Toronto, with two decades of producing and songwriting experience for iconic artists such as Jully Black, Melanie Fiona, and Glenn Lewis. He has also toured the world with Canadian Hip Hop icons Choclair and Kardinal Offishall.
He brings his music industry experience into artist development and management, and also owns and operates 4Sound Media Group(Opens a new window) and 4Sound Music School(Opens a new window) since 2014.
In addition to his accomplishments in music, since November 2016 Solitair has been expanding his portfolio as the creator and host of the talk radio show Hashtag on VIBE 105 FM. The show was created to be a platform to share honest opinions about music, culture, and politics. Every Saturday from 10 am to noon, he hosts the show along with co-hosts DJ Reddy Fox and No Better Nina.
Solitair has also devoted much of his time to participating in mentorship programs and conducting workshops for marginalized youth in various communities and schools across the city.
In 2016, he became the Program Manager for FYou: The Forgiveness Project Jail Program at Toronto South Detention Centre, under the leadership of founder and Executive Director, Tara Muldoon, Drawing from both of their extensive experience in the music industry, together they curate discussions with inmates on topics such as anger management, conflict resolution, restorative justice, and self image. By using music and pop culture references that highlight those topics, such as artist J Cole and Charlamagne Tha God, they are able to lead the conversation in a way that the young men in custody can relate to.