There’s now a petition to honor Neil Peart with a plaque or statue in Lakeside Park

Neil Peart was born in Hamilton and lived in Hagarsville before the family moved to Port Dalhousie (pronounced da-LOO-zy, in case you didn’t know), which is part of St. Catharines. That’s where you’ll find Lakeside Park, a place that young Neil used to hang out.

If you got back to Rush’s 1975 album, Caress of Steel, you’ll find a song with that name. Neil wrote the lyrics based on his time in Lakeside Park.

Now that you know the backstory, you might want to consider signing a petition that is asking for a plaque or statue be erected in the park to commemorate Neil’s passing.

So far, over 10,000 people have signed up. A local real estate company has even pledged $1,000 towards the cost of any marker.

Mayor Walter Sendzik: Can you get it done?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “There’s now a petition to honor Neil Peart with a plaque or statue in Lakeside Park

  • January 14, 2020 at 10:50 am

    Thanks for letting me know. Just signed it.


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