To recognize Black History Month, Mayor John Tory is introducing the Mayor’s Black History Month Creative Writing Contest, which is designed for youth to engage on the topic of Black history and the achievements and contributions made by the community in Toronto.
- Submissions must be postmarked or received via online submission on or before Tuesday, February 16, 2016.
- To read the full contest rule as well as submit your entry online, please visit
- Also, please read the General Rules of the contest at
Good Luck! / Bonne chance!
In addition to the contest, many City divisions are hosting Black History Month activities throughout February.
Celebrate Black History Month with FREE programs for everyone at the Toronto Public Library branches across the city.
- For more info about the celebratory events, please visit http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs-and-classes/featured/black-history-month.jsp .
Mayor Tory launches writing competition for young people to celebrate Black History Month in Toronto
Mayor John Tory is launching a writing competition to help celebrate Black History Month. Mayor Tory is inviting Toronto youth 11 to 17 years of age to share a story about black Torontonians, past or present, who have contributed to Toronto’s diverse heritage and identity.
“Throughout the history of Toronto, African-Canadians have contributed so much to make Toronto the world-class city it is today,” said Mayor Tory. “Black History Month is a time to honour the legacy of black Canadians. Through this contest, youth will have the opportunity to share a story about a black Torontonian who has touched their lives, whether it’s someone from the pages of our history books or a teacher in a classroom today.”