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Pan Am Games organizers litter Toronto with…pianos?

The three-year countdown to Toronto’s 2015 Pan Am Games has started and, though the budget and athletic venues are still the subject of debate, the Games’ organizers are now promoting in earnest. Forty-one fully functional pianos, each decorated by a local artist from one of the participating countries, will be dispersed in Toronto’s parks and public spaces next week for all to play as part of the globe-hopping Play Me, I’m Yours exhibit by British artist Luke Jerram. Pan Am organizers—who dropped $250,000 on the project—hope the pianos will spark conversations between residents (ideally, about the Pan Am Games, we imagine). Until the exhibit ends at the end of the month, expect to hear a lot of this. [h/t National Post]