Joel Saget, AFP
Leonard Cohen took home the Glenn Gould Prize last night at a star-studded ceremony at Toronto's Massey Hall. But the legend then promptly gave the $50,000 reward which came with it to the Canada Council for the Arts as a generous donation.
Cohen mentioned the Canada Council for the Arts in a brief speech saying "without the help and encouragement of the Canada Council, I would never have written The Favorite Game or The Spice Box of Earth," referring to early writing works.
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Leonard Cohen donated the 50k Glenn Gould prize money to the Canada Council for the Arts. Very cool. Here, in this The Globe and Mail article, he discusses his relationship with Glenn Gould: He recalled meeting the Toronto native fo... Read Post