photo by Chris Young / Canadian Press

At one of Toronto's finest historic venues, Leonard Cohen received his Glenn Gould Prize, donating the funds to the Canada Council for the Arts ($50,000). Mr. Cohen also announced the City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize funds ($15,000) would go to the children of Sistema Toronto.

A stellar line-up of musical stars and honourary speakers took to the stage to salute Leonard Cohen's lifetime achievements in music and poetry.

Click here to read about the highlights of the event, and watch this video from CBC News about the evening.

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Colm Feore, Host


Basia Bulat


Adam Cohen

Cowboy Junkies

Cowboy Junkies

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Jimmie Dale Gilmore


James McMurtry

Pinsent Keelor Good

Gordon Pinsent, Greg Keelor &

Travis Good


John Prine


Serena Ryder

Also with musical guest Anjani Thomas and speakers the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Melissa Auf der Maur, Michael Ondaatje and Alan Rickman.

Special thanks to Neil Larsen, Musical Director

The Ninth Glenn Gould Prize Events were presented with additional support from

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