The Toronto Poetry Map Matches Quotes with Geographic Locations

By: Rebecca Byers - Apr 17, 2015
References: torontopoetry & citylab
The Toronto Poetry Map is a newly launched digital initiative that visualizes quotes from Toronto-inspired poems at the geographical location that inspired them. The project is a joint collaboration between the Toronto Public Library and the city's fourth poet laureate, George Elliott Clarke that aims to celebrate and inspire interest around Toronto's literary history.

The intriguing map features dozens of poems inspired by the city (notably without any mention of Drake, however) and can be browsed by neighborhood. There is also a handy list of Toronto poems that aren't tied to any particular physical location.

The browser-based application is a stunning initiative that is sure to bridge any gap between the citizens of Toronto and the city's cultural identity. The Toronto Poetry Map is also sure to cultivate the city as a literary tourism destination.