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May 22, 2002
Bloor-Spadina Parkette to be renamed Matt Cohen Park
Date: Thursday, May 23
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: Bloor-Spadina Parkette (located at the
southeast corner of that intersection)

Bloor-Spadina Parkette will be renamed in celebration of the life and works of
the late Toronto writer Matt Cohen.

Patsy Aldana Cohen, Matt Cohen's widow, and family members will join friends to
unveil a series of six commemorative plaques throughout the park that feature
excerpts from Cohen's novels. Representatives from the City of Toronto will
also take part in the dedication ceremony.

Shortly before his death in 1999 at the age of 56, Cohen was the recipient of
the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction. His life's work includes
novels, children's books, short-story collections, poetry and translations of
French works. A long-time resident of the Bloor-Spadina area, Cohen often
featured that neighbourhood in his works of fiction.

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