Music in the Atrium celebrates its 23rd year


For the past 23 years, Music in the Atrium has brought together musicians from all walks of life, who want to share their gift of music with the patients and staff at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.


Michael Burns, President & CEO of Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, and David Spiro, son of Tauba and Solomon Spiro

Thanks to the philanthropy of The Tauba and Solomon Spiro Family Foundation, Music in the Atrium is made possible year after year. To celebrate the 23rd year of Music in the Atrium, a jazz trio and guitar duo were invited to perform several musical pieces on February 13th. Their music echoed through the atrium and brought together a large and engaged crowd.


Jazz trio performance

Patients find these musical performances to be very therapeutic. In the summer months, from July to August, musical performances take place in the Max Tanenbaum Garden located outside on the 16th floor.

“This particular program would not be possible without the generous support of the Spiro family,” says Michael Burns, President & CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

“I want to acknowledge a couple of my parents and family who are very privileged and honoured to be part of this program and to make this place even more special with the healing power of music,” says David Spiro, son of Tauba and Solomon Spiro, at the 23rd Music in the Atrium anniversary.

Music in the Atrium takes place every Wednesday from noon to 1pm on the 7th floor Atrium in Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy these weekly musical performances.