With the works of such internationally acclaimed authors as Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Alice Munro and Lawrence Hill, Canada is a force to be reckoned with on the literary stage. The Canadian Encyclopedia includes a variety of articles about literature in Canada, both fiction and non-fiction, gathered by topic in this collection.
Canadian writers, if they were going to represent their own ENVIRONMENT and experience realistically, needed to be able to refer appropriately to local flora, fauna, place-names and events, and to use local vocabulary unapologetically (SeeENGLISH LANGUAGE).
The Toronto Philharmonia. Orchestra, originally known as the North York Symphony; established in 1970 as a semi-professional orchestra in the borough of North York (Toronto). Originally 20 members, the orchestra played its annual six-concert series in Minkler Auditorium, Seneca College.
Popular literature in English is writing which has shown wide and continued acceptance, measured by sales, frequent imitation, adaptation to other cultural forms and general commercial success. The word "popular" is meant as a synonym for "successful," not as an antonym for "serious.