PLAZAS, PUBS & ENTERTAINMENT
"There were green alligators and long necked geese, some humpty-back camels and some chimpanzees..."
One of Canada's most loved Celtic bands, the Irish Rovers, owned, operated and performed at THE UNICORN. At the time "Wasn't That a Party" was their current hit song, but for many Canadians, "The Unicorn" had been a standard sing-a-long at elementary school assemblies since it was first released. With that, THE UNICORN PUB was a sentimental favourite for locals to go relax and have a pint of beer.
In an ironic twist, it turned out that the Irish Rovers had to fire themselves after the first week. Their sheer popularity led the crowded pub to lag drastically in sales. People soon found that they could see the Irish Rovers perform for the price of a beer. Customers arrived early and wouldn't leave until after the performance.
The band occasionally made cameo appearances in their pub after that but their schedule was not released to the public.
With or without the Irish Rovers, "The Unicorn" would win out in the end. That song! That song! Most everyone who entered the pub had to hear THAT song. The public took over, making "The Unicorn" the most popular selection at the jukebox. And much like those school days of yore, the sing-a-long at the pub became a much loved and sometimes rowdy ritual (occasionally drowning out formal ceremonies in the Plaza of Nations) performed by the pub's customers no less than once an hour.