Rush Park Plans Gets Green Light

artist: rush date: 08/13/2014 category: general music news
I like this
310
voted: 31
Rush Park Plans Gets Green Light
Rush frontman Geddy Lee says he and Alex Lifeson are "humbly honoured" after plans were approved to name a neighbourhood park after them, Classic Rock reports.

North York Community Council in Toronto yesterday rubber-stamped the change of title from Willowdale Park to the Lee Lifeson Art Park, with the intention of acknowledging the musicians' contributions to culture and the community where they grew up.

Early designs for the development include sculptural installations, a performance space and a small bandstand for acoustic concerts.

Lee tells the Toronto Star: "We met with the architects and were really impressed with the thought and plans they have for it.

"It's where I met my best friend and bandmate. On tour and during our travels, we get to visit and enjoy so many parks around the world - so we really appreciate having that communal green space that is so important to a vibrant city."

Work will begin early next year with the official opening planned for late 2015 or early 2016.

Rush, along with drummer Neil Peart, were honoured earlier this year with honorary degrees from Ontario's Nipissing University, after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year.
More rush news:
+ New Rush Novel Is Underway General Music News 08/26/2014
+ Neil Peart Voted Greatest Drummer of All Time Entertainment 06/04/2014
+ Rush Considering Tour for 2015 Upcoming Tours 03/21/2014
+ Rush Guitarist: 'We've Never Been the Cool Thing. We've Been Hard Working and Done What We've Believed in' Entertainment 11/27/2013
+ Rush: 'Album Is Dying as a Format, It's Hard to Say What the Future Holds' Entertainment 11/19/2013
+ Rush to Take 'Extended Break’ General Music News 09/24/2013
+ view all
Comments
Your captcha is incorrect