On a positive note...
This is the kind of event I can't resist. To celebrate the countdown of the 2015 Pan Am games, they're assembling 41 painted pianos representing the 41 countries who will compete at the games in 2015.
On Tuesday July 10th from 8 to 10 pm (at David Pecaut Square by Roy Thomson Hall) we'll be able to admire 41 pianos painted by different artists. Apparently, there will also be a free concert (piano concert, one would imagine?).
For the rest of July, the pianos will be spread all around the city (a bit like with Mel Lastman's moose, remember?). Each piano will be assigned a "piano buddy" who will be responsible to cover it with a tarp at night and maintain it. Cool isn't it? The general public will be invited to play on the special pianos, which will then be given to different communities. We're still not sure what's the connection with the sports event but who cares! Everybody wins.
Check this article on Musical Toronto's website for details and to see more colourful pianos.
(Photo by John Terauds for Musical Toronto)