Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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

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Festival Schedule

The full schedule for #wotsTO17 is now available.

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Poetry Slam

Available in English and French, sign up to perform at a poetry slam, or take a workshop.

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We asked 150 authors "What book do Canadians need to read?" See what they recommended.

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The Word On The Street is made possible with the support of individuals who believe in this wonderful annual festival.

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Discover Canada’s Best Authors
Découvrez les meilleurs auteurs du Canada

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 28th festival on Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Depuis 1990, The Word on the Street accueille avec fierté la crème des talents de la littérature canadienne. Consultez ci-dessous la programmation des auteurs et des artistes qui participeront à notre 28e festival le dimanche 24 septembre 2017.

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Prenez part à la conversation

Stay current with festival updates, Canadian book news, contests, and more!

Soyez au courant des mises à jour du festival, des nouvelles du livre canadien, des concours, et plus encore!

Latest Blog Posts

Welcome Yeni, our SECOND Programming Assistant

June 12, 2017

This year, we have so much to do that we've expanded our team again! Our second programming assistant, Yeni Adeyemo, started at the beginning of June and will be with us until the festival at the end of the September. We're thrilled to have her part of The Word On The Street's family as she…

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Welcome to the Team, Maya

May 15, 2017

It is with great pleasure that we announce the inclusion of the newest member to The Word On The Street family, Maya Baumann! Maya is our wonderful new Programming Assistant and will be with us for a few months to help keep all the best parts of the festival running smoothly. We took some time to…

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Give the Gift of Words

December 6, 2016

This holiday season, consider giving to The Word On The Street! Your generous contribution will help The Word On The Street Toronto continue to bring Toronto a free festival that thrives on our shared passion for both the written word and the vibrancy of Toronto’s publishing and arts communities. Giving the Gift of Words lasts…

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Let's Get Social

Follow The Word On The Street on Twitter, post a comment on Facebook, or take a look behind-the-scenes on Instagram. #wotsTO17

Suivez The Word on the Street sur Twitter, publiez un commentaire sur Facebook, ou jetez un coup d’œil dans les coulisses sur Instagram. #wotsTO17


The Word On The Street Toronto is made possible through the generous support of our partners.
The Word on the Street Toronto est rendu possible grâce au généreux soutien de nos partenaires.