KWC Ontario

Ontario’s regional qualifiers are just around the corner and online registration is now open.

Once registered, you can participate in any qualifier event—you will have the opportunity to be scored on up to two songs per event, these scores will be recorded into our system, and after the last qualifier event, your top two scores will be used to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women from each venue. These finalists will then be eligible to compete in the Venue Final for a chance to move on to the Provincial Championship in July. It’s a good idea to attend as many qualifier events as possible, in an effort to obtain the highest possible scores.

Please scroll down for more information about the participating venues, venue-specific schedules and the KWC Ontario Provincial Finals.

**Please note, qualifier events are structured around the scheduling restrictions of the specific venue at which they’re held, so the dates, times and number of qualifiers may vary quite significantly from one venue to the next.**




The Rockpile

5555 Dundas St W. Toronto, Ontario

We are excited to welcome The Rockpile to our KWC family!

Etobicoke's best live venue has strong roots that reach all the way back to the days of The Big Bop, including a lot of the staff that kept the Bop a popular Toronto bar for many years. This venue boasts a large stage and incredible sound, giving our singers a chance to work on all aspects of their performances.

Qualifier events will be running on the following dates: Tuesday May 7th, Tuesday May 14th, Tuesday May 28th, Tuesday June 4th, and Tuesday June 11th, from 8:00pm-12:00am. Doors will open at 7:00pm.

Venue final to be held on Tuesday June 18th at 8:00pm

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Email with questions or for more

Tracie's Place

592 Upper James St. Hamilton, Ontario


We are thrilled to have Tracie and her team back on board to host our qualifiers for the Hamilton region. This is Tracie’s third year with us, and we couldn’t be happier with how things have worked out thus far. This unassuming, cozy, family-friendly venue never disappoints, and it’s the perfect place for new singers to feel at-home and supported as they embark on their KWC journey. Karaoke seven nights a week for lots of practice, children are welcome until 9:00pm!

Check Facebook for nightly schedules:


Venue Qualifiers: Sunday May 5th, Sunday May 12th, Sunday May 19th, and Sunday May 26th 7:00pm-11:00pm

Venue Final: Sunday June 2nd, 2019 6:00pm


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The Beacon Restaurant

146 45th St. N. Wasaga Beach, Ontario

A huge welcome back to The Beacon in Wasaga Beach, which has been a great source of talent for KWC Canada over the years. Veteran host Bryon Johnson is also a director at the Spaulding School of Music, operates live music booking and management through his company RealStar Entertainment, and has even served as a KWC judge, so in addition to being a good host and friend to KWC, Bryon is well positioned to offer valuable insight to contestants.

It’s always worth the drive to beautiful Wasaga Beach!


Venue Qualifiers: All Friday and Saturday evenings in May from 10:30pm

Venue Final: Sunday June 16th, 2019 start time 8:00pm


The Gator’s Tail
Sports Shack and Grill

970 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge, ON  

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We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with The Gator’s Tail in Cambridge! This awesome venue, along with host Jay Sowinski, will be hosting regional qualifiers for the Tri-Cities area. In addition to being lovely, fun people, Jay and his wife Sarah have both amassed considerable experience as rather successful KWC competitors, having competed their respective ways to the National Championships in Calgary…twice!


Venue Qualifiers: Saturday May 4th, 8:00pm to midnight

Saturday May 18th, 8:00pm to midnight

Saturday May 25th, 8:00pm to midnight

Venue Final: Saturday June 1st beginning at 8:00pm!


Abbey Road Patio & Pub

A warm welcome to Abbey Road in Mississauga!

Venue Qualifiers: Thursday May 9th

Thursday May 16th

Thursday May 23rd

Thursday May 30th

Thursday June 6th

Venue Final: Thursday June 13th!

Ontario Provincial finals



339 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON  
(905) 577-0808


Stonewalls Restaurant and Live Music Venue will play host to the KWC Ontario Provincial Finals once again in 2019.


June 28th & 29th, 2019