Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 25, 2016

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

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Festival Schedule

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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Friend An Author

Support The Word On The Street and you can get a signed copy of your favourite author's book.

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Volunteer With Us

There are tons of ways you can help out with Canada's largest outdoor book festival!

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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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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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25 Reasons to Volunteer for The Word On The Street

July 19, 2016

Volunteers are a fundamental part of The Word On The Street and we're always looking for the best in the biz. Reasons to volunteer at the festival are endless, but if you are still undecided, this list might help.   You want to meet some of your favourite authors in person. You’ve run out of…

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5 Reasons Why I Volunteer for The Word On The Street

July 7, 2016

We get it. Canada Day has come and gone, you're melting into a pool of hot sweat, and you got on the one subway car without air-conditioning (actually, you're pretty sure they had the heat on). What relief is there is this cruel world?! Well, take solace in the fact that The Word On The Street…

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