Toronto fans rock out to the Hip at Sorauren Park viewing party

The Roncesvalles community gathered at Sorauren Park for a live viewing of the show, complete with lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.

Fans from around the country tuned in for the final concert of the Hip's Man Machine Poem tour

The fact that these fans in Sorauren Park weren't in Kingston for the Hip show didn't stop them from rocking out. (Patrick Morrell/ CBC News)

From coast to coast, Canadians rocked out to the Tragically Hip for the final concert of their summer tour in their hometown Kingston, Ont. 

In Toronto, the Roncesvalles community gathered at Sorauren Park for a live viewing of the show, complete with lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.

The band announced the 10-city tour earlier this year after revealing the news that frontman Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer. 

Lena Savino said the Hip show was a national celebration. (Garry Asselstine/ CBC News)

CBC broadcast the Kingston concert live on all platforms and fans around the country tuned in for the Man Machine Poem tour promoting their album of the same name. 

"It's a national thing. Everybody's involved whether you're home or watching it in a park or at Kingston watching it live," Lena Savino told CBC News at Sorauren Park. "It's history being made."

It got crowded early on in the evening at Sorauren Park as fans gathered for a live viewing of the Tragically Hip show. (CBC News)

"It's unbelievable. I think this is amazing that we're out in the park here," said Deon Blyan. "You can see that everybody from every age group has been influenced by their music."

Greg Cockerill was at the Tragically Hip's Toronto show a few nights ago and said it was one of the best performances he's ever seen.

"It was definitely really emotional," he said. "Tonight, I want to hear Pigeon Camera, it's one of my favourite Hip songs." 

No other band can bring the community and Canada together like this, said Colin Joseph. (Garry Asselstine/ CBC News)

Colin Joseph said that only the Hip could bring this many people in one community out together.

"You wouldn't see this with any other band. They're memorable to a lot of people," he said. "This band means so much to Canada."

As for what he'd like to tell the band, Joseph had one quick message.

"Stay strong, everybody's feeling for you and remember those words - courage," he said.