BEST SITE DESERVING OF A HISTORICAL PLAQUE THAT DOESN’T YET HAVE ONE
YORKVILLE, FOR ITS LEGENDARY PLACE IN LOCAL ROCK LORE Yorkville had its own Town Hall and coat of arms until 1883. And the Rock, a huge piece of granite trucked hundreds of miles from the Canadian Shield to Yorkville Park, has taken its place in local lore as a resting place for drunken stars in town for film shoots. But why isn’t there a plaque or piece of art to honour great homegrown rockers Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, David Clayton Thomas and other musical forces who blew through Yorkville’s coffee house and club scene during its hippie heyday? Perhaps a hippie walk of fame is in order.