Burton Cummings is going to have one less reason to be running back to Winnipeg.
A real estate agent says Cummings is about to list his almost 4,700-square-foot mansion for $1.35 million.
Gary Bachman says the house overlooks Assiniboine Park, comes with four bedrooms, has two wood-burning stoves and boasts a "spectacular" rec room.
Everything in the house was moved out late last week, but one piece will remain for the new owner - the singer's grand piano.
Cummings, born and raised in Winnipeg, was the lead singer and often played keyboards for Canadian rock band The Guess Who.
He left the band in 1975 and established a successful solo career.
"It's a castle-like house. It has character and charm that you can't duplicate with today's builders," said Bachman, whose brother, Randy, was lead guitarist for The Guess Who.
He and Cummings together wrote some of the band's most famous songs, including American Woman, These Eyes and Laughing.
Cummings's manager, Lorne Saifer, said the death of the singer's mother in May after a stroke may have played a role in his decision to sell the house.
"For all of us, when that happens, you reassess where you are in your life. It's such a monumental moment," Saifer said.
Cummings has never lived in the Park Boulevard mansion full time. He spends much of the year in the Victoria area and Los Angeles, where he also has houses.
And he still spends much of his life on the road. He is currently on tour in the United States and Canada and is to release his first live solo album, Live at Massey Hall, at the end of next month.
Cummings, who turns 65 in December, may be selling his Winnipeg house, but he's still going to have a share in the locally popular restaurant chain Salisbury House.
CEO Earl Barish says Cummings remains as an investor. He first came on board in 2003 and used to hang out at the Main Street location in the early 1960s when he sang with one of his first groups, the Deverons.
"Those were the golden days of the community-club scene in Winnipeg," Cummings said at the time he bought into Salisbury.
"All the bands would meet there after the gigs because Sals was one of the few places that was open 24 hours a day.
"It was the Winnipeg equivalent of Pop Tate's Choklit Shoppe in Archie comics or Arnold's on Happy Days."