Spur is Canada’s first national festival of politics, art and ideas. Spur is produced by Diaspora Dialogues and the Literary Review of Canada.
Spur will be an annual festival designed to engage Canadians in a feisty, nation-wide search for ways forward on the most current of issues. It is multi-partisan, forward-looking and solutions-oriented—spurring ideas into action.
With editions in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver in 2013, and an eventual roll-out from coast-to-coast-to-coast, Spur is a modern-day railroad, linking communities across Canada in conversation that is both national in scope and local in nuance. Much like the CP historically connected Canadians to one another, and provided the means of transporting people, goods and ideas across our country, Spur lays tracks between Canadians of all backgrounds, building a broad public forum accessible to all.