Plaque located at SouthWest corner of Bank & Glen.
Gordon Lightfoot was born on November 17th, 1938. Just before his 13th birthday
he sang at Massey Hall in Toronto in a competition for boys with unchanged voices.
Massey Hall became an annual tour date for many years.
Throughout his career he has inspired a host of songwriters and his songs have been recorded by hundreds of musicians including Bob Dylan. Today the tradition continues in Country, Folk. Bluegrass, Pop, and even Disco.
5 Grammy Nominations • 17 Juno Awards
• 6 Gold Albums • Canadian Music Hall of Fame • Order of Canada • Governor General’s Award • Country Music Hall of Fame.
His influences on contemporary music from the 60’s to the new millennium are
still being written. His legacy in the annals of music will endure forever.