Trevor Abes is an artist from Toronto with a fondness for writing essays and poetry. He was part of the winning ensemble at the 2015 SLAMtario Spoken Word Festival, and competed in both the National Poetry Slam and the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word as part of the Toronto Poetry Slam team. His work has appeared in Torontoist, (parenthetical), untethered, Sewer Lid, Spacing MagazineDescant MagazineThe Rusty Toque, The Theatre Reader, Mooney on Theatre, The Toronto Review of BooksHart House Review, and Sequential: Canadian Comics News & Culture, among others.

When he’s not making art, Trevor spends his time writing about investing and personal finance. See his Young Canadian Investor series or his book, Nine Steps to Successful Investing: A Guide for Young Canadians.

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Reading at knife fork book. Photo by Erika Chan (2019).

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Facilitate. Photo by Sandro Pehar (2018).

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In My Mother Tongue poetry workshop. Koffler Centre of the Arts (2018).


Hosting Facilitate. Photo by Sandro Pehar (2017).


The 2015 Toronto Poetry Slam Team.