BEST SITE DE­SERV­ING OF A HIS­TOR­I­CAL PLAQUE THAT DOESN’T YET HAVE ONE

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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.

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