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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.


Project Bookmark Canada
300-192 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2
(647) 646-2622
CRA #82725 7569 RR0001 

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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.  Your gifts are creating a legacy for all Canadians - thank you. 


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:

City of Kingston
Glasswaters Foundation
Ontario Arts Council
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Parks Canada Mainland NS
Raymond James Canada
Toronto Arts Council
Responsible Gambling                    Council

AJ Boulay
Babes Bridge
David Cherepacha
Nancy Daoust
Sasha Darling
Lauren Davis
Robert Derrenbacker
Chloe Doesburg
Sarah Emsley
Sharon English
Kim Fahner
Denise Jenkins Folstad
Vicki Gilhula
Sheila and George Goodwin
Christine Fischer Guy
James Harper and Don Oravec
Sandra Hawkins
Jenny Hazelton
Matthew Heiti
Stephen Heiti
Mary Ann Higgs

Freda Hill
Miranda Hill
Linda Hughes
Elke Inkster
Jenny and Patrick
Maureen Johnston
Plum Johnson
Peter Kahnert
Sheila Kindred
Alma Lee
Marla and David Lehberg
Joy Levine
Susan Lightstone
Lougheed Funeral Homes
Murray Lowe
Andrew MacPherson
Diane Manara
Celina Mantler
Ann-Marie Metten
Mary Murphy
Hughena Matheson
John McHenry

Ben McNally
Linda Mende
Laurie Monsebraaten
Laurie Murphy
Kevin Noel
Roseanne Partington
Jill Rafuse
Sucheta Rajagopal
Munju Ravindra
Ravi Ravindra
Joanne Ridgeway
Elizabeth Robinson
Katherine Scarth
Rami Schandall
Philip Smith
Adam Sol
Ian Stewart
Susan Swan
Nancy Thomson
Janete Walter
Sylvia Warsh
Armin Wiebe
Lilie Zendel


Thanks to the Macneill Homestead - National Historic Site of L.M. Montgomery Cavendish Home, Heirs of L.M. Montgomery, and the L.M.M.I. at the University of Prince Edward Island for supporting Bookmark #21: "The Gable Window," a poem by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Thanks to Raymond James Canada Foundation and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival for supporting Bookmark #20: The City Still Breathing, by Matthew Heiti. The Sudbury Bookmark champions also include the National Reading Campaign Reading Town/Ville Lecture Sudbury, Sudbury Arts Council, Greater Sudbury Public Library/Poet Laureate Program and the Townehouse Tavern.


Thanks to Parks Canada Mainland NS for supporting Bookmark #19: Barometer Rising, by Hugh MacLennan.

Thanks to the City of Kingston and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for supporting Bookmark #18: The Convict Lover, by Merilyn Simonds.

Trailblazers 2016

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
Susan Lightstone, Executive Member
Hughena Matheson, Executive Member
Kevin Noel, Treasurer 
Don Oravec, President
Munju Ravindra, Executive Member
Bianca Spence, Executive Member

Read more about our board members