Toronto’s 41 Pan Am pianos played more often


This teenager is playing the “Bermuda” piano near the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) at the southwest corner of Bloor and Queen’s Park. Each of the 41 pianos represents a country that will participate in the Pan Am Games in 2015. Since they were originally placed around the city in early July, I have noticed that people are losing their reticence to perform in public. More and more people are sitting down and playing the instruments. It has been a highly successful project. 

Below are photos of other pianos.

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American piano-St. Andrew’s Park       Barbados-Queen and Spadina 

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           Costa Rica in TIFF                                Ecuador at Roy Thomson

I have spent much of my adult life researching Toronto. Despite the traffic jams and daily congestion, I find Toronto an exciting and vibrant city in which to live. The Pan Am pianos have added greatly to the summer of 2012.

I enjoy exploring the city’s past through my writing. One of the books, “The Villages Within”, was nominated for the Toronto Heritage Awards. If interested in novels with a Toronto setting, descriptions of the books are available by following the link:

They can be purchased in soft cover or electronic editions. All books are available at Chapters/Indigo and on The electronic editions are less that $4 on Kobo and Kindle. Follow the links:

There Never Was a Better Time:

Arse Over Teakettle:

The Reluctant Virgin;

The Villages Within:

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Authors can be contacted at: [email protected]

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