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At Canada’s Walk of Fame gala dinner, Triumph’s Mike Levine and Gil Moore reunite with Michael Cohl, world-renowned concert promoter and Broadway impresario.

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Canada’s Walk of Fame inductee, super-producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper), pals around with Mike Levine

triumph-band061121Triumph has become part of an inaugural group cemented in time on Mississauga’s new Legends Row, celebrating the cities most accomplished citizens.

Triumph will be part of a group of 10 inductees at a ceremony to be held on September 14th. Others being inducted include Olympic medalist Silken Laumann, hockey legends Paul Henderson and Johnny Bower, ballerina Karen Kain, country music star Tommy Hunter, as well as jazz pianist and composer Oscar Peterson.

The idea for Legends Row came from local businessman Ron Duquette, who thought Mississauga should celebrate the achievements of its residents.

“People don’t even know Oscar Peterson lived here for a long, long time. People know of Oscar all across the world, but even people in Mississauga didn’t know he lived here.”

After joining the management committee for Mississauga’s new Celebration Square, Duquette said he had found the perfect place for Legends Row.

“We wanted to make a big splash the first year with 10 inductees. Usually there will be about five.”

Read the full article by San Grewal at the Toronto Star / Mississauga News

Triumph Drummer and Metalworks Founder Gil Moore joined Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Councilor Doug Ford to help rock out on the first birthday of The City with Mayor Rob Ford , their weekly Newstalk 1010 Radio Show. The surprise visit from Gil launched a rock-talk and music industry discussion that showed the Mayor’s genuine passion for music.

Mayor Ford attended many of Triumph’s over-the-top shows  at  Maple Leaf Gardens and recounted the sound, lights, lasers and pyro extravaganza in vivid detail. They discussed Universal’s upcoming Triumph documentary directed by Don Allan; Metalworks’ expansion into education and live events; and recent Triumph projects at Metalworks Studios. In commemoration of the show’s anniversary and the Fords’ enthusiasm for Triumph, Gil was happy to present Mayor Ford with a Double Platinum Triumph Rock ‘n Roll Machine album plaque.

According to Gil, “Triumph fans are the best, and Mayor Ford and Councilor Ford are no exeptions. They are great supporters of the Toronto music cluster and their efforts supporting Music Canada’s initiatives highlight Toronto’s vibrant music industry; Rob is truly the Music Mayor! ”

Gil Moore Presenting Mayor Rob Ford with Double Platinum Rock 'n Roll Machine album plaque

Gil Moore Presenting Mayor Rob Ford with Double Platinum Rock ‘n Roll Machine album plaque

 

When Toronto’s Triumph were inducted into Canada’s Music Hall Of Fame in 2008, it was assumed they were back together and they would return to the stage…and they did….in Sweden!

Yes Triumph’s much anticipated comeback lasted just two shows; one in Sweden and one at a Oklahoma Music Festival..

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