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#1 sir clinksalot

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:45 PM

Heading up to the Great White North in June for the first time, will only be in the Toronto area for a day or two but was wondering if there are any Rush sites we need to put on our list as we're exploring the city. 


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#2 nickslikk2112

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:56 PM

Nope. Not one. Don't know why I bothered going :(


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#3 MrSkeptic

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 12:01 AM

Maybe the building on the front of Moving Pictures. That's all I know. The Orbit Room is owned or partially owned by Lifeson but it's not much to see or do other than to say you were there.


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#4 Three Eyes

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 02:04 AM

Lee-Lifeson Art Park perhaps.

 

We went on a bus tour to Lakeside Park at one of the RushCons I attended....in Port Dalhousie, I believe. (Or was it Dom Deluise?)

 

I took the pilgrimage to Toronto in 1989 with two Rush fan friends and we just walked right into Anthem Entertainment. lol. A cute girl named Kelly Link was the receptionist at the time. She was nice and didn't kick us out on our asses. We didn't get a tour though. She wasn't authorized to do anything like that.


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#5 baldiepete

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:33 AM

You could go to Danforth and Pape, but it's just a road junction a few miles out of downtown.

 

Massey Hall is very central.

 

The Ontario Legislative Building (cover of MP) is also very central.

 

Lakeside Park in Port Dalhousie is a nice place but you need to hire a car

 


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#6 Three Eyes

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 10:10 AM

You could go to Danforth and Pape, but it's just a road junction a few miles out of downtown.

 

Massey Hall is very central.

 

The Ontario Legislative Building (cover of MP) is also very central.

 

Lakeside Park in Port Dalhousie is a nice place but you need to hire a car

 

Did the MP Legislative building as well and the Orbit Room too. Saw a great cover band there called "Off the Record."

 

In 1989 my friends and I just waltzed right into Massey Hall during the daytime when nothing was going on. (Try doing that today.) I'd tried a side entrance and it was unlocked! We walked up to the upper section and saw that the set for Cats was on the stage. lol. We encountered no one but didn't hang around for long. My 1989 self found the experience pretty effin cool.

 

At the Orbit.

 

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#7 baldiepete

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 02:55 PM

If you're in Toronto on Canada Day (1st July), don't go the Legislative Building expecting to get some photos of the entrance to the building. This is when I went on Canada Day.

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#8 Three Eyes

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 03:58 PM

You could go to the Coff-In (if you can find the church it's under).


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#9 Three Eyes

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 04:07 PM

The Gasworks is still around. They played quite a few gigs there in '72.

 

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#10 Peter Griffin

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 04:42 PM

The old National Midnight Star used to have a cool "Rush Fan's Guide to Toronto".  You can still get to it with a little bit of effort.

 

First go to the wayback machine site:

 

https://archive.org/index.php

 

once there, type in this url:

 

http://www.sarnia.co...ic/rush/to.html

 

Now, the key is to click on an earlier year, like 2007.  Then click on any date and it will take you to an archive of "The Rush Fan's Guide to Toronto".



#11 chemistry1973

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 03:09 AM

The Gasworks is still around. They played quite a few gigs there in '72.

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Please tell me Rush is up there somewhere.

#12 Three Eyes

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 03:14 AM

They are and they can be seen in this photo. But I'm going to make you do a "Where's Waldo?" :)


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#13 Saint Ronnie

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 07:31 PM

Yeah they're right there next to Lee Aaron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#14 nickslikk2112

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 09:51 PM

Lee Aaron? She was the METAL Queen. Saw her a couple of times back in the early 80s. Not as good as Anvil - but looked better in spandex...


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#15 bcugk

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 04:05 PM

Heading up to the Great White North in June for the first time, will only be in the Toronto area for a day or two but was wondering if there are any Rush sites we need to put on our list as we're exploring the city. 

 

are you in town for the Classic Album Live - 2112 at Massey Hall June 10th

 

i have tickets floor center row Q, really looking forward to it, i've seen them do multiple Floyd, Zep and Beatles albums but never a Rush one



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:24 PM

are you in town for the Classic Album Live - 2112 at Massey Hall June 10th

 

i have tickets floor center row Q, really looking forward to it, i've seen them do multiple Floyd, Zep and Beatles albums but never a Rush one

That band kicks so much ass. They did a Boston one too if I'm not mistaken.



#17 Dick Tree

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:42 PM

So many of the few true Rush-related spots are gone (i.e. Sam The Record Man) but you can still check out their star on Canada's Walk of Fame.



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 10:14 PM

That band kicks so much ass. They did a Boston one too if I'm not mistaken.


Agreed, when I saw them do Zep II, i busted the drummers balls during intermission asking him when they might tour a Rush album

His response was "when we find the right drummer" lol




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