Blue Rodeo Drive: A Toronto country rock band named after them on a Toronto street

TORONTO — Nearly a decade after the idea was floated by Toronto City Council, prolific country-rock band Blue Rodeo are getting a local street named after them.

Mayor John Tory joined members of the Juno-winning group on Tuesday morning to officially name a Toronto street in honor of Blue Rodeo and unveil a new street sign.

Blue Rodeo Drive is north of Gerrard Street East and west of Broadview Avenue near the band’s studio.

Since forming in 1984, Blue Rodeo have become one of Canada’s hottest bands, releasing 16 studio albums that have sold over four million copies. Some of their most popular songs include “Hasn’t Hit Me Yet”, “5 Days in May”, “Try”, and “Til I Am Myself Again”.

A draft bylaw was passed by city council for the naming of Blue Rodeo Drive in 2013.

The street adds to Blue Rodeo’s many accolades, including winning 11 Juno Awards, a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2009, and induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2012.

The group received the key to their hometown in 2001.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on May 31, 2022.

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