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Where we stand, there is a story.



Where we stand, there is a story.

Project Bookmark Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization that is building Canada's literary trail by putting pieces of stories and poems in the exact, physical locations where literary scenes are set. We incorporated in 2007, and in 2009 unveiled our first Bookmark: a passage from Michael Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion at the Bloor Street Viaduct in Toronto.

Office: Project Bookmark Canada
215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400
Toronto, ON M5T 2C7
(647) 646-2622

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Our Donors

Our Donors

Our Donors

Canada’s literary trail is made possible by people and organizations who are passionate about Canada: our spaces and stories, our literature and literacy, and the health of our Canadian communities. Inspired? You can join us. 

Build a Bookmark, or Blaze the Trail with a gift to Project Bookmark Canada. 

Trailblazers 2016

In 2016, these donors helped us to blaze more kilometres, to connect our storied places, to discover and tell new stories, and to map the course for our Canadian literary trail. Your gifts are creating a legacy for all Canadians. 

Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Good Foundation Inc.
City of Hamilton*
Bryan Prince Bookseller
Bur Oak Secondary School
Green and Spiegel LLP
Heritage Glen PS
Telus Corporation

Andrew Davidson
Bryan Atcheson
Howard Barbaree & Lynn Lightfoot
Steven Buechler
Heather Crandall
Ron & Lauren B. Davis
Elisabeth de Mariaffi
Murray and Lynda Faulkner
Jamie Fitzpatrick
Diane George
Suzanne Gibson
Arlene Gladstone
Sandra Hawkins
Scott and Lynn Hayes
Lawrence Hill
Miranda Hill *
Freda Hill

Linda Hughes
Debra Kinzie Maidment
Michelle Landsberg
Amanda Leduc
Joy Levine
Steven and Arla Litwin
Marjie Macoun
Andrew MacPherson
Greg and Joan Marshall
Anne Martin
Hughena Matheson
Laurie Monsebraaten
R.B. Munroe
Wilf Myers
Douglas and Kristen Naudie
Don Oravec and Jim Miller
Terry Olver
Dawn and Franco Paron

Roseanne Partington
Mrs. Brenda Plowright
Beth Pollock
Bill and Marilyn Preston
Maggie Purchase
Sucheta Rajagopal
Joanne Ridgeway
Rami Schandall
Darwin and Mary Semotiuk
Adam Sol
Tina Srebotnjak
Heather Steen
Lynn Thomson
Ben & Georgia Trochatos *
Dan and Claire Vickery
Armin Wiebe
Pamela Wilkinson


* Thanks to the City of Hamilton for supporting Bookmark #16: The Fishers of Paradise, by Rachael Preston.

* Thanks to Ben & Georgia Trochatos and Miranda Hill for your support of Bookmark #17: The Cat and the Wizard, by Dennis Lee, with illustrations by Gillian Johnson, at Casa Loma in Toronto, Ontario.

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Our People

Our People

Our People

Our founder is Miranda Hill, a writer and communications specialist, who lives in Hamilton, Ontario and Woody Point, Newfoundland and Labrador. Our board of directors is comprised of avid readers who are committed to building a unique, Canadian cultural innovation to celebrate sites and stories.


Laurie Murphy, Executive Director
Project Bookmark Canada
215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400
Toronto, ON M5T 2C7
(647) 646-2622


Rami Schandall, Visual Creative
Derek Fryer, plaque design 2009–2014


Miranda Hill


Lawrence Hill


Linda Hughes, Secretary
Alma Lee, Executive Member
Anna Ling Kaye, Vice President
Hughena Matheson, Executive Member
Kevin Noel, Treasurer 
Don Oravec, President
Munju Ravindra, Executive Member
Bianca Spence, Executive Member

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