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Lee Lifeson Art Park Grand Opening and Key To The City of Toronto

Lee Lifeson Art Park

Lee Lifeson Art Park

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Lee Lifeson Art Park

Lee Lifeson Art Park

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Several hundred loyal RUSH fans braved the rather wet conditions and gathered around the stage for the opening of the Lee-Lifeson Art Park. The park located appropriately enough in Willowdale, where Alex and Geddy grew up and is part of the City of Toronto. The park was conceived a few years ago and spearheaded by Ward 23 Councillor, John Fillion. The ceremony was a bit delayed as Alex and Geddy in typical fashion stopped to sign items and take selfies with their fans.

The ceremony started with Jacob Moon playing his now famous rendition of Subdivisions. This was well received by those in attendance especially Geddys mother who was clapping and singing along with song.

George Stroumboulopoulos was next providing a quick interview. The band talked about their album 2112 which at the time could have been their last, but there management and label proceeded and the rest is history! Any talk of the band touring again was kind of avoided, with Alex even joking about doing house calls! However Alex did say, and Im sure that well do something in the future. You cant just stop playing and writing music. and Geddy answered, I play almost every day that Im around the house. Ive been traveling a lot with my wife. Were very big into seeing the world and taking advantage of this break in my career, whatever it may be, but I love playing and I play a lot and sooner or later the right thing will happen.

Toronto Mayor John Tory joked that it took him all of two seconds to decide to honour RUSH with the Key to the City as it took a lot longer to confirm and develop the actual Art Park!

Lee Lifeson Art Park

Family, Friends and Associates...

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Lee Lifeson Art Park

Who Could These Be For?

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Alex Lifeson

Alex Lifeson taking some time for the fans...

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Alex Lifeson

A young and happy Alex Lifeson fan!

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Jacob Moon

First up Jacob Moon and Subdivisions

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Jacob Moon

Jacob Moon

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - George Stroumboulopoulos

George Stroumboulopoulos

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - George Stroumboulopoulos, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

George Stroumboulopoulos, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Alex Lifeson

Alex Lifeson

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Geddy Lee

Geddy Lee

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson

Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Alex Lifeson

Alex Lifeson

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Geddy Lee

Geddy Lee

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson

Ward 23 Councillor John Filion the man behind the Art Park

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Alex Lifeson

Alex Lifeson

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Geddy Lee

Geddy Lee

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Lee Lifeson Art Park

Some of the Crowd that Braved the Weather...

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Lee Lifeson Art Park

Some of the Crowd that Braved the Weather...

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Toronto Mayor John Tory

Toronto Mayor John Tory

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - The Keys To The City

The Keys to the City

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Alex Lifeson receiving his key To The City

Alex Lifeson receiving his key To The City

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Geddy Lee with his key To The City

Geddy Lee with his key To The City

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Alex Lifeson with Mayor John Tory

Alex Lifeson with Mayor John Tory

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Geddy Lee with Mayor John Tory

Geddy Lee with Mayor John Tory

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Geddy Lee Alex Lifeson

Geddy Lee and Alex horsing around with their keys...

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson with their Keys

Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson with their Keys

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson with Mayor John Tory

Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson with Mayor John Tory and their keys

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson with Mayor John Tory

A little closer...

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Three Generations of Zivojinovich's Sally, Melanija and Adrian

Three Generations of Zivojinovich's Sally, Melanija and Adrian

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Lee Lifeson Art Park - Melanija Zivojinovich and Manya Weinrib

A huge thank you to these lovely ladies, without their sons there would not have been a band called RUSH!
Melanija Zivojinovich and Manya Weinrib

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Lee Lifeson Art Park

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Lee Lifeson Art Park

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Lee Lifeson Art Park

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