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The Word On The Street Toronto Festival

Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 11am - 6pm

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Celebrate Reading at our New Harbourfront Centre Location!

Participate in hundreds of author readings, discussions, and activities, and shop in a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you’ll find anywhere. There’s always plenty to see and do at Canada’s largest FREE book and magazine festival!

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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 26th festival was another great one. Thanks so much for coming out to enjoy it. Below, check out the authors and artists who appeared on September 27!

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This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Words

December 7, 2015

The Word On The Street is a not-for-profit organization devoted to celebrating Canadian writing and advocating literacy by bringing Canada’s largest free public book and magazine festival to Toronto. This year, please consider giving the Gift of Words that lasts the whole year through. Donate to The Word On The Street and help make our 27th festival a celebration…

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Inspire Teen Reads at The Word On The Street 2015

November 19, 2015

This year, we had the pleasure of featuring the extraordinary talent of Inspire Teen Reads on our new stage, the Youth Launchpad. Inspire Teen Reads is an initiative and annual event that aims to rekindle and foster the love of reading among teens. At The Word On The Street, young writers from across the GTA were given…

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André Alexis Takes Home the 2015 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

November 4, 2015

Last night, the Writers’ Trust of Canada gave out a total of $139,000 to the award winners and finalists at this year's Writers’ Trust Award ceremony, held at CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio.   André Alexis was awarded the $25,000 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize for his philosophical novel Fifteen Dogs (Coach House Books). Alexis, a finalist…

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