Edward Nixon was born and grow up in British Columbia, primarily in Victoria. With his family he spent some of his childhood in B.C.’s Cariboo region, Vancouver and Kamloops. Since 1984 he has lived in Toronto. He’s the proud father of a fine 16-year old man and budding musician.
Edward is the principal of EN Consulting a boutique public outreach consultancy located at the Centre for Social Innovation, in downtown Toronto. Current and past clients include GO Transit, Castlepoint Realty Partners, Cityzen Development Group, the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, St. Lawrence Market Complex, and the Old Town Toronto Promotional Alliance.
In addition to running his business, Edward is a poet and writer, with four poetry chapbooks published since 2006: Nights in the City of the Dead (Aeolus House 2006); Arguments for Breath (lyricalmyrical 2007); Free Translation (Cactus Press 2009), and Instructions for Pen and Ink (Cactus Press 2010). He’s had poems published in Rampike, Misunderstandings Magazine and Jones Av. Edward also hosts and produces the monthly reading series livewords, which is supported in part by proceeds from EN Consulting.
Engaged in his local community in the St. Lawrence Market area of Toronto, Edward is President of the Old Town Toronto Network, a community round-table bringing together arts, community, business, and NGOs in Toronto’s Old Town neighbourhoods: St. Lawrence Market, The Distillery District, Corktown and the original 10 blocks of the Town of York.