The history of Toronto’s famed Colonial Tavern is now embedded in the sidewalk outside the site where it once hosted many of the biggest jazz musicians in history.

A granite disc etched with the names of more than 130 artists who performed at the Colonial Tavern now rests at the open lot at 203 Yonge St., thanks to a recent initiative by the Downtown Yonge BIA in collaboration with MOD Developments.

The Colonial was one of the most famous jazz venues in Canada from the 1950s until it closed in the late ’70s. It was owned and managed by Mike G. Lawrence and his brothers-in-law, Goodwin and Harvey Lichtenberg.

The installation was unveiled on Oct. 29.