Toronto’s Leonard Cohen Tribute

I developed an appreciation for Leonard Cohen in my teens.  I hadn’t noticed the music of Leonard Cohen in my house earlier, but when my dad bought the album The Future I couldn’t get enough of it.  I am pretty sure I took the album hostage for years.

For me, the death of Leonard Cohen was very personal.  When I found out that Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir!, a none-traditional open choir group, was putting on a Tribute to Leonard Cohen at Christie Pits park on November 16th, I knew I was going.  It was meant to be.

If you have never been to Christie Pits park in Toronto, first know that it is shaped like a bowl.  The stage where Choir! Choir! Choir! was leading the concert is located at the bottom of the bowl.  We walked from the North side of the park & were greeted by the sight of hundreds of people standing on the hill, with candles signing in union.

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View from the south side of Christie Pits.

Thank You Toronto

It was a  beautiful  & perfect tribute to Leonard Cohen. I loved experiencing it with the community of Torontonians who came out.  It made the evening even more special for me & reminded me yet again why I love this city.  Because it isn’t all condo’s & Brads, it is a community of good open-minded humans, artists, & those who seek to connect with each other over shared experiences & moments.

So thank you Toronto for sharing this moment with me on November 16th, 2016.

 

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