CBC Toronto’s annual holiday charity event Sounds of the Season will take over the Broadcast Centre on Friday, with an all-star cast of musical performances and special broadcasts of CBC programs in support of local food banks.

Throughout the day visitors to the Broadcast Centre at 250 Front St. W. can take in musical performances by top acts including Serena Rider, Walk Off The Earth and Nikki Yanofsky.

Later in the day Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield will drop in during a special broadcast of CBC News Toronto in the CBC Atrium.

Sounds of the Season regularly draws large crowds. They come early to watch the live production of shows such as Metro Morning with Matt Galloway and Here and Now with Gillian Deacon in the Glenn Gould studio.

At 5 p.m. a special live broadcast of CBC News Toronto with Dwight Drummond and Anne-Marie Mediwake will take place in the Atrium.

There will also be a one-of-a-kind silent auction and a chance to meet your favourite CBC personalities. Visitors can also order, with a donation, one of Kevin Sylvester's limited-edition linocuts, which have become a Sounds of the Season tradition.

Sounds of the Season is free but visitors are asked to bring a food or cash donation.