Daisy Peterson Sweeney Park and Street
Daisy Peterson Sweeney, sister of jazz great Oscar Peterson, was a force on her own. Valued not only by her family, but by everyone who came in contact with her; she mentored many, fostered a musical foundation to those great and small, provided a refuge for foster and adopted children, and initiated the choir that became the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir.
Montreal’s jazz great and former pupil, Oliver Jones felt that her contributions to this city should be honored in some way. Mayor Denis Coderre agreed. He announced that a street would named after her, to bear her legacy. Mayor Valérie Plante and Mayor Benoit Dorais extended that legacy by adding a park to the street name’s venue. View the park inauguration page.
Our Mom loved gathering people together in harmony; that people can do so, in this gorgeous setting, would fill her with immense pride. Thank you to both administrations for this extraordinary honor. We know the citizens of Montreal will enjoy this landmark green space as much as we will.
The Daisy Peterson Sweeney Family
Daisy Peterson Sweeney Park and Street are located in the southwest borough of Montreal at Rue Charlevoix. The City of Montreal’s website says, “Parc Daisy-Peterson-Sweeney is a park for relaxing,” and describes it as a place “for taking in the natural scenery and enjoying outdoor activities.”
Parc Daisy-Peterson-Sweeney – Ville de Montréal Website
Parc Daisy-Peterson-Sweeney / Daisy Peterson Sweeney Park – Park People / Amis des parcs
Read Posts about Daisy Peterson Sweeney Park
- Inauguration of the Daisy Peterson Sweeney ParkThe Daisy Peterson Sweeney Park was officially inaugurated on September 12, 2021. Click here to read about the delightful ceremony held and the heartfelt tribute made by Tina Sweeney, daughter of the famed piano and music teacher and mother.
- New Spring 2021 Photographs of the Daisy Peterson Sweeney ParkNew Spring 2021 photographs of the Daisy Peterson Sweeney Park, named to honour this Montreal piano and music teacher legend known for her generosity of spirit and kindness, can now be found on the Official Daisy Peterson Sweeney website.
Photos: Kenneth Hemmerick