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City of Toronto wants to throw free Tragically Hip show

Count yourself lucky if you managed to get tickets to one of the Tragically Hip's Toronto shows this summer. Since many were unsuccessful, Toronto Councillor Josh Colle wants to throw a free concert at Downsview Park in North York, reports the Toronto Star.

Colle, who's apparently a huge Tragically Hip fan, already reached out to York Centre MP Michael Levitt (Downsview's a national park) as well as Live Nation and Eggplant Entertainment, according to the Star.

And Toronto's not the only city in the GTA working on a free concert - one in Mississauga might also materialize.

Mississauga Councillor Nando Iannicca brought up the idea at a council meeting yesterday. He wants to hold his city's free Hip show at Celebration Square, which has capacity for 30,000 people.

Downsview, on the other hand, can host hundreds of thousands of concert goers.

Both of these proposed shows would let local fans honour Gord Downie and the Hip's contribution to Canadian music.

Photo by Brian Morton


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