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Born in England in 1949, Peter Day was a curator, journalist, art consultant, and collector in Toronto, Canada from 1976 to 1990. In his professional career, Day was the managing director of the Mira Godard Gallery in Toronto from 1977 to 1983. He also co-chaired the Canadian Special Committee for the Arts (the Macaulay Committee), he was a member of the City of Toronto Public Art Commission, and he was a public art consultant for several Toronto building projects. In addition, Day was a visual arts reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's radio programme State of the Arts, an associate editor of Canadian Art magazine, and editor of Impulse magazine. He wrote two books published by Summerhill Press: Canada's Gigantic with photographer Henri Robideau, and Art in Everyday Life with Linda Lewis. He also wrote a book for Art Metropole titled Ian Hamilton Finlay: the bicentennial proposal: the French War: The War of the Letter. Day was a collector of the works of concrete poets, whom he promoted through his writings and exhibitions.
Peter Day died in Toronto in 1990.