The Inaugural Planting and more!

On August 27th, 2017, the PoeTree debuted at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto. It went up from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and people couldn't help but stop and interact with it. It was such a pleasure reading the poems others left, and remembering the poems that they took with them to commemorate the occasion. Check out the photos here.

It truly was a beautiful day, one that couldn't have happened without the generous support of the following people, named as they are in no particular order:

Chai L., Jack D., Jennifer R., Erin M., Heather D., Sarah D.C., Johnny W., Shirani A., David L., Saewan K., Jeannie L., Seon-Kyoo L., Krista K., Donna D., Eugene L., Michelle G., Craig G., Thompson D., Jenn L., Anne B., Eileen L., Thomas F., Kiki, Sadiki L., Althea M., Cassandra P., The Noble Family, The DeSouza-Coelho Family, Nasho H., Michael H., Salihah F., Ashna F., Robert B., Cassandra L., Jamiel K., Bebe K., Felix C.

Although the inaugural planting was one day, The PoeTree will be finding a second home at the 2017 Impact Festival in Kitchener-Waterloo from September 27 - 30. Check in a bit later in the month for more information!


Shawn DeSouza-Coelho