Lanois opens sonic temple in Parkdale | Toronto.com

A large screen projects a video of Neil Young during Daniel Lanois’ Nuit Blanche installation where Young released his latest album ‘Le Noise’ at Nathan Philip Square. (Oct. 2, 2010) – Staff photo/JEFF HAYWARD Daniel Lanois, a world-renowned music producer has set up shop in an old Buddhist temple in Parkdale. The space has undergone extensive renovations in the past year and a half. (Sept. 28, 2010) – Staff photo/ERIN HATFIELD Daniel Lanois, known for his work with the likes of Bob Dylan, The Neville Brothers, Willie Nelson, Peter Gabriel, and perhaps most notably as a key architect in the iconic sound of rock-and-roll band U2, is also a musician. Here he plays the pedal steel. – Staff photo/ERIN HATFIELD He grew tired of having his recording studio next to his bed so Daniel Lanois, one of the world’s most recognized music producers, set up shop in Parkdale. “We troubadours who travel the world with passion, in my case for music, are not always afforded the domestic sundries that are offered to civilian life,” Lanois said from his new studio on Dundas Street West. “So it’s nice to be on home turf here and keep my feet on the ground for a minute.” Once a Buddhist temple the space has undergone extensive renovations in the past year and a half.Continue Reading