Mapping Toronto's Poetry
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Mapping Toronto’s Poetry

A new library project lets Torontonians explore their city through the eyes of poets.

Screenshot from TorontoPoetry ca

Screenshot from TorontoPoetry.ca.


The Toronto Public Library is out to show how poetry is just around the corner.

This month, TPL launched an interactive map that features location-specific poetry around the city. Just click on one of the circles, and see the mentions in the neighbourhood by poets from Dionne Brand and Gwendolyn MacEwen to Eva H.D. and Lynn Crosbie.

The site also features poems that jump to multiple locations, and provides links to where you can find the poetry at your local library.

The project is an exploration of the city through poetry, and provides a way to re-consider mundane moments in new ways.

The Toronto Poetry Map will have its official launch on April 15 at the Reference Library.

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