Toronto Lit Up: Denison Avenue by Daniel Innes & Christina Wong

Christina Wong and Daniel Innes

Toronto Lit Up: Denison Avenue by Daniel Innes & Christina Wong

7:00pm ET

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Join Daniel Innes & Christina Wong for the launch of their novel Denison Avenue (ECW Press) at Sneaky Dee’s on May 4 at 7pm ET.

This free Toronto Lit Up event is a funeral for Chinatown and Kensington Market’s past, featuring with all the speakers talking about the neighbourhood and all the many changes it’s faced over the years. Featured readers include Chris Colohan, Zoë Dodd, Arlene Chan, Henry Wong, Luis Jacob. The event will be moderated by Peter Mahoney.

All guests are welcome to bring and food or cash donation for the Fort York Food Bank.

Books will be for sale courtesy of Sonic Boom.

Sneaky Dee’s
431 College St.


Toronto Lit Up is a multi-year initiative, started in 2016 by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, to spotlight Toronto writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Between April 2016 and March 2023, Toronto Lit Up has presented 165 events featuring over 200 Toronto authors and illustrators. Toronto Lit Up book launches take place throughout the year at venues across the city. They are open to the public and free to attend. Click here for more information.

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Toronto Lit Up

How to attend

Join Daniel Innes & Christina Wong for the launch of their novel Denison Avenue (ECW Press) at Sneaky Dee’s on May 4 at 7pm ET.

This free Toronto Lit Up event is a funeral for Chinatown and Kensington Market’s past, featuring with all the speakers talking about the neighbourhood and all the many changes it’s faced over the years. Featured readers include Chris Colohan, Zoë Dodd, Arlene Chan, Henry Wong, Luis Jacob. The event will be moderated by Peter Mahoney.

All guests are welcome to bring and food or cash donation for the Fort York Food Bank.

Books will be for sale courtesy of Sonic Boom.

Sneaky Dee’s
431 College St.


Toronto Lit Up is a multi-year initiative, started in 2016 by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, to spotlight Toronto writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Between April 2016 and March 2023, Toronto Lit Up has presented 165 events featuring over 200 Toronto authors and illustrators. Toronto Lit Up book launches take place throughout the year at venues across the city. They are open to the public and free to attend. Click here for more information.

  ecw-logo

Toronto Lit Up

Featured Authors

Christina Wong is a playwright, prose writer and a multidisciplinary artist who also works in sound installation, audio documentaries and photography. Her plays have been performed at Factory Studio, Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace and Palmerston Library Theatre. Her work has also appeared in TOK Magazine, the Toronto Star, and on CJRU 1280AM. Christina grew up with the sights, smells and sounds of Toronto’s Chinatown and Kensington Market neighbourhoods, which have shaped her identity and view of the world. 

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Daniel Innes’ extensive portfolio includes painting, installation, graphic and textile design, illustration, sign painting and tattooing. He uses traditional commercial art techniques, with a focus on the process. He has a special interest in creating works that have the possibility of an immersive physical experience. Daniel was born in the north end of Toronto and has lived in the Spadina–Chinatown neighbourhood for over 20 years. Watching the neighbourhood change over the years has ended his love affair with Toronto. His time is now spent between Toronto and his studio (an artist residency project) in Hyōgo, Japan. 

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7:00pm ET

Thursday, May 4, 2023

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