Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie presented Keys to the City to Rik Emmett, Mike Levine and Gil Moore, members of the hard rock band Triumph as they were inducted into the 2019 Canada’s Walk of Fame this past weekend.
Triumph formed in Mississauga in 1975 and went on to receive 25 Gold and Platinum Awards in Canada and the United States.
In its early days, Triumph established a dedicated creative workspace in central Mississauga at Metalworks Recording Studios.
Metalworks grew into Canada’s most celebrated studio garnering nearly 200 gold and platinum awards and winning Recording Studio of the Year Award from Canadian Music Week Conference an unprecedented 17 times. Thanks to Metalworks Institute, Mississauga produces some of the world’s top musicians, sound technicians and event experts.
“Rik, Mike and Gil have played a vital role in putting Mississauga’s music scene on the map. Already members of Mississauga’s ‘Legends Row’ and inductees into the ‘Mississauga Music Walk of Fame’, the band is celebrated and admired by Mississauga residents and beyond,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “From contributing proceeds of a concert to United Way, to donating music and business archives to the University of Toronto Libraries, the band has demonstrated a legacy of giving back. They continue to champion the powerful role that music plays in job creation and growth, and we are proud to honour them with Keys to the City.”
Photo: Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie presents Keys to the City to Rik Emmett, Mike Levine and Gil Moore, members of the hard rock band Triumph as they were inducted into the 2019 Canada’s Walk of Fame.