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Toronto reacts to the death of Prince at 57

Prince was a big fan of Toronto and our city reacted to the late superstar in kind. The musical legend spent a lot of time here and even lived in the Bridle Path neighbourhood for a short while in the early 2000s.

He recorded part of his Musicology album in GTA-area studios - including at Metalworks Studios in Mississauga - and just a few weeks ago, took to the stage at the Sony Centre for two sold-out shows.

He once told the Canadian Press, "I love Toronto," reports CBC News. And we loved him right back. And as you remember Prince tonight, look outside at the CN Tower. It'll be purple tonight in honour of the Queen's 90th birthday - now it'll have a double meaning.

Dig if you will the picture...RIP The Purple One πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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Bleeding purple πŸ’œπŸ˜’ #ripprince

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Prince.

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Tremendous loss to the music world. RIP, Prince.

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R.i.P Prince #prince #cotedeboeufossington #toronto #beef #butchershop

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We lost a legend today rip #Prince

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RIP Prince... Dinette dedicates a special night to you tonight...

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Safe Travels

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Thank you for all of your integrity, artistry and magic. #RIPPrince

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The rain feels appropriate. #purplerain #ripprince

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