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With a New Park, North York Rocks On

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At Lee Lifeson Art Park public artworks encourage visitors to interact with sound in playful ways

A new park in Willowdale (located northeast of the corner of Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue) salutes Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, two members of Rush who grew up in the  neighbourhood. Designed by the Planning Partnership, the Lee Lifeson Art Park, with its stepped-stone amphitheatre, honours the rockers by hitting all the right notes. In addition to the amphitheater, the park also features artworks created by Public Studio and sound artist Anna Friz. These artworks include two sculptures in the shape of megaphones, which serve to amplify the voices of those who stand within them. The park is located at 45 Princess Ave, North York, and is sure to be a popular destination for fans of Rush, as well as for locals who want to enjoy a beautiful and unique outdoor space.

45 Princess Ave, North York

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