Toronto, Ont. August 5, 2010: Metric treated about 5,000 fans to a free show outside Union Station last night.
Sponsored by Samsung, in conjunction with the launch of their new Galaxy S mobile phone
, the 45-minute set, starting shortly after 7 p.m., must have startled more than a few daily commuters during the tail end of the afternoon rush hour home.
With the threat of rain easing off, the band was introduced by Samsung as "Toronto's worst kept secret." Initially, it was supposed to be a surprise show, but once word spread on Twitter and Facebook, there was no stopping thousands of Metric fans from filling the street at 45 Front St. E., just outside the VIA Rail entrance.