July 3, 2014 12:20 am
Updated: July 3, 2014 12:23 am

WATCH: Public pianos striking a chord with Vancouverites


WATCH: Music can bring people together and Vancouver is getting a chance to experience that bonding in very random ways this summer. The city’s public pianos are proving a big hit once again. Jeremy Hunka reports. 

Public pianos installed at a number of locations through Vancouver are making a comeback.

The Keys to the Streets program is in full swing with ten pianos placed in public spaces around the city.

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The program took root last year after similar installations popped up in cities like New York, Montreal and Toronto.

The pianos are free to use for everyone and have been set up by the Vancouver non-profit “City Studio.”

The donated pianos are maintained and tuned by sponsors and painted by local artists.

The pianos will be available to play from July 1 to August 23.

Music lovers are asked to take care of the instruments in case of rain and only play them between the hours of 7 am and 11 pm.

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