Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Harbourfront Centre | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Our full Festival Schedule is available! Take a look at all the amazing events happening this year.

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Kitchener Preview Event

Can't get enough of The Word On The Street? See our special preview event at the Kitchener Public Library!

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Take an Author Cruise

Author Cruises is back for another year an Harbourfront! Get TIX early to secure your spot.

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Discover Canada’s Best Authors

Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted the finest talent in Canadian literature. Below, check out the lineup of authors and artists who will appear at our 27th festival on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

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Photo Cr. Justin Lauzon.

6 Simple Things to Do Before Attending The Word On The Street

August 30, 2016

Guest post by Jack Hostrawser     Shatter Your Preconceptions The Word On The Street covers everything literary: novels, cookbooks, travelogues, poetry, sci-fi, magazines, scholarly theory, and more. Don't miss out! Get yourself ready to explore a festival full of new worlds, new perspectives, and new ideas! Finally take a chance on your friend’s self-published…

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Clapping Audience Photo Cr. Ian Lawrence

All Five Finalists for The Toronto Book Awards to Appear at The Word On The Street

August 25, 2016

The Word On The Street Toronto is happy to announce that we'll be hosting the authors and editors of all five finalists for the 2016 Toronto Book Awards at this year’s festival on Sunday, September 25, at Harbourfront Centre. Be among the first to hear the finalists read from their nominated books at the Toronto Book Awards Tent.…

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Attendees with Bryan Baeumler Photo Cr. Samantha Falco

Support Canada's Literary Talent: Friend An Author!

August 22, 2016

Friend An Author is a yearly fundraising campaign, hosted by The Word On The Street Canada in cooperation with The Word On The Street Toronto. It provides literary lovers like you with a unique way to show your support for both the festival and our wonderful Canadian authors.   As a non-profit organization, The Word On The…

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