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Gordon Lightfoot to close out Massey Hall before 2-year revitalization

Last Updated Dec 4, 2017 at 11:20 am EST

Gordon Lightfoot performs during the half-time show at the 100th CFL Grey Cup game between the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders Sunday November 25, 2012 in Toronto. Lightfoot is expected to attend a sculpture unveiling in his honour Friday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Legendary Canadian troubadour Gordon Lightfoot will give Toronto’s storied concert venue Massey Hall one last hurrah before it undergoes a two-year renovation.

Organizers say Lightfoot will be the final artist to perform in the building before it closes its doors next year for a revitalization project that’s scheduled to take until fall 2020.

The singer-songwriter, who was born in Orillia, will perform back-to-back performances on June 29 and June 30.

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday.

The 79-year-old Juno winner and Grammy nominee has performed over 166 times at Massey Hall — more than any other individual artist.

In a statement, Lightfoot called Massey Hall “hallowed grounds” that feel like “home.”