October 23, 2015 4:46 am

Gordon Lightfoot to attend sculpture unveiling in his native Orillia, Ont.

Singer / Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot performs on stage at Route 66 Casinos Legends Theater on February 28, 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)

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ORILLIA, Ont. – Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot is expected to attend a sculpture unveiling in his honour today.

The legendary troubadour is scheduled to be his native Orillia, Ont., to see the piece called “Golden Leaves – A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot.”

Figurative artist Timothy Schmalz of St. Jacobs, Ont., created the four-metre-high bronze work for the Gordon Lightfoot Trail.

The sculpture is being gifted to the City of Orillia, by the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Foundation.

It’s one of many honours the 76-year-old Lightfoot has received in his lifetime.

He’s won five Grammy nominations and 17 Juno Awards for his hits, which include “If You Could Read My Mind” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”

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