Toronto Park Honours Hendrix
Arguably the greatest (or perhaps greatest known depending on your feelings) guitar player of all-time, Jimi Hendrix has legions of fans. One Toronto developer felt the need to do something to pay homage to the man.
He wasn’t on this earth for a long time.
But master rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix — who died in 1970 at age 27— made an indelible impression on many music fans. One of those was city developer David Green, 65, who, together with brother Barry, 50, runs Greenrock Property Management.
It was Green’s love of the legendary rocker, who’s been called one of the greatest guitarists of all time, that led him to bestow the name “Jimi Hendrix Sculpture Garden’’ on a somewhat hidden sliver of a park in the heart of Toronto.
It’s in an alley between Mosaic Condominium, built in 2008 by the Greens’ company at 736 Spadina Ave., and the next-door Miles Nidal Jewish Community Centre.