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Bob Bossin Performs: Songs & Stories of Davy the Punk

bossin_promoTo commemorate Innis’ 50th Anniversary, we are proud to welcome celebrated folksinger, storyteller, and Innis alumnus (’68) Bob Bossin back to the College for a series of 6 performances. Bob will be performing his one-man musical, Songs & Stories of Davy the Punk, based on the story of his father Davy Bossin, a colourful character in the gambling-world underside and Jewish subculture of Toronto the Good in the 1930s and ’40s.

Tues, June 10 to Sun, June 15
8:00 to 10:00 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)
Deluxe Screening Room (222)
Innis College, 2 Sussex Ave, Toronto ON
Tickets are $18 (Tues-Thurs) or $22 (Fri-Sun) when purchased in advance, at

Each performance will be followed by a personal signing of Bob Bossin’s critically-acclaimed book, Davy the Punk.

Find out more information and view a trailer for Songs & Stories of Davy the Punk at: Learn more about Bob Bossin himself on his website:

Bob Bossin: an Indie Music Pioneer

Bob Bossin performs at the Innis College Groundbreaking Event in 1973

Bob Bossin (second from left) performs at the Groundbreaking Event for Innis College in 1973.

Bob Bossin first came to musical prominence in the 1970s as the founder of Canada’s legendary Stringband. In the late 1980s, he toured his one-man musical, “Bossins Home Remedy for Nuclear War” for 200 performances across Canada, as well as in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. “Davy the Punk”, the book, was published this March by The Porcupine’s Quill.