Le Studio, the residential recording studio known for being a remote location to record for many high caliber artists, has been completely demolished.

The studio opened in 1972, located in the Laurentian Mountains near Morin-Heights, Quebec. It was known as Rush's 'Abbey Road,' but also was the host to a lot of other recognizable artists like:

  • Cat Stevens
  • The Bee Gees
  • Pilot
  • Nazareth
  • Chicago
  • April Wine
  • Bryan Adams
  • Rainbow
  • The Police
  • Asia
  • David Bowie
  • Queensrÿche
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • Celine Dion
  • Sarah McLachlan

Rush used the studio to record their albums Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, Signals, Grace Under Pressure, Presto, Roll The Bones, and Counterparts.

The house and grounds were featured in the music videos for Tom Sawyer, Limelight, and Vital Signs.

Richard Baxter
Richard Baxter

You can see the studio's progression over the last few years, with a walk through not long before the building's demolition began on October 19th, 2020.

We spoke with Richard Baxter, who worked for the property for a few years and is heading up the effort to rebuild Le Studio.

If you head to the Souvenirs of Le Studio website, you can buy a piece of the studio that's been put in a display case.

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The studio was torn down in October of last year, but word just began to get out about it's demise recently because of the remote location of the building. Check out this update from July 4th that shows there is not much left on the property.

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