Toronto Mayor John Tory awarded Canadian music legend Gordon Lightfoot a key to the city.
Tory gave Lightfoot the key Thursday night at Massey Hall, where he performed at the venue’s reopening after years of renovations.
A press release from the city of Toronto noted that Lightfoot was also the last to perform on the Massey Hall stage before it closed for renovations in 2018.
Musician Robbie Robertson presented the key to the city by Toronto Mayor John Tory
“Gordon Lightfoot is a legend in Toronto and across the country,” Tory said in the statement.
“He has been a long-time resident who has contributed greatly to our city’s vibrant music and cultural scene … I want to thank Gordon for being such an honored citizen; the key to the city is our way of recognizing him and all of his incredible accomplishments. “
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The key is the highest honor the City can bestow on a person or group.
Tory also proclaimed November 25 Gordon Lightfoot Day in Toronto.
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