Happy Birthday Glenn Gould!

Celebrating a Canadian icon on his 83rd birthday at CBC's Glenn Gould Studio


AAA_4506CBC's Talia Schlanger and Tom Power with The Glenn Gould Park Bench

Friday, September 25th would have been Glenn's 83rd birthday. To mark the occasion we threw a lunchtime fete with Glenn Gould Studio at CBC Toronto. To mark the occasion The Salvation Army's Canadian Staff Band was on hand to serenade Glenn and the crowd with Happy Birthday. More classical entertainment was provided by The Glenn Gould School's Ruby Trio.

There was a lot to celebrate:

  • Parks Canada Unveiling - designation of Glenn Gould as a Person of National Historic Significance
  • New Releases were previewed: Sony Classical Canada will be there with the release of Glenn Gould: Remastered 
  • A Sneak Preview of Ruth Abernethy's new book: A Narrative of Life and Bronze

To compliment the festivities Kenneth Chou Photography was on hand to capture guest's visits with Glenn and tea and cake was provided by David's Tea and Cakes by Robert. If you were at the event, find your photos in our gallery below!

Event Photos

Glenn Gould Photo Booth

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Photo credits: Kenneth Chou Photography Glenn Gould Park Bench: Ruth Abernethy