Poet Laureate of Toronto

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The Poet Laureate of Toronto is the city's literary ambassador and advocate for poetry, language and the arts. He or she attends events across the city to promote and attract people to the literary arts. The Poet Laureate's mandate includes the creation of a legacy project that is unique to the individual.

In 2001, Dennis Lee was made Toronto's first Poet Laureate.

In 2004, Pier Giorgio Di Cicco became Toronto's second Poet Laureate.

In 2009, Dionne Brand became Toronto's third Poet Laureate.

In November 2012, George Elliott Clarke became Toronto's fourth Poet Laureate.[1]

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  1. ^ "Council appoints George Elliott Clarke Toronto's new Poet Laureate". City of Toronto. November 28, 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2013.