Happy Tragically Hip Day, Toronto.
Toronto Mayor John Tory has proclaimed August 10 at Tragically Hip Day in Toronto, in advance of their upcoming final concerts in the city.
“A Canadian band from Kingston, Ontario, The Tragically Hip have been rocking audiences since the mid-80s and have captured the heart of Canadians ever since. Although The Hip will be playing their last Toronto shows, their iconic music will continue to make its mark on Toronto’s musical and cultural scene,” stated Tory’s proclamation. “The spirit of The Tragically Hip will continue to inspire Canadian music lovers in Toronto and across the country.”
— John Tory (@JohnTory) August 10, 2016
The Hip are an iconic Canadian band, with nine albums and 14 Juno Awards accumulated over their 27-years together. Earlier this summer, the band announced they were touring for one last time following lead singer Gord Downie’s terminal brain cancer diagnosis. A portion of the proceeds raised from the concerts will be donated to the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation.
In Celebration of the final tour in Toronto, there is a tribute booth set up outside of gate 6 at the Air Canada Centre for Hip fans to records a 30-second video message sharing their favourite Hip story. This will be available through their shows tonight, as well as the upcoming shows on August 12 and 14.
The Hip’s final Toronto tour dates are all sold-out.