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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TTC Closure

Line 1 will be closed from Bloor-Yonge to Osgoode this weekend, but it's still easy to get to the festival

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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. Kent Robinson.

Booktrailing the Canadian Identity

September 21, 2016

Guest post by The Booktrail The Word On The Street is 27 years old this year. That means for 27 years, they’ve been sharing and revelling in the wonder of books. I have a great deal to thank for this festival. Not only is it one of the best and most varied I’ve ever been…

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Crowd at the CBC Stage, 2009

9 Signs That You Need to Go to The Word On The Street

September 20, 2016

Guest post by Nikolina Likarev  1. Reading indoors has lost it's charm (or you fear it might)   The Word on the Street is Canada’s biggest outdoor bookstore. At the Exhibitor Marketplace, over 250 vendors from all across the country park their books and magazines at tables in and around Harbourfront Centre. Come away from…

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Toronto Books Awards 2016: The Ward

September 19, 2016

The Word On The Street Toronto will 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. As a special treat, we’ll be posting reviews of the nominated books in the weeks leading up to the festival from a panel of writers, reviewers, and…

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