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Archive for March, 2015

  • What The Word On The Street is Reading: The Tastemakers

    This week our Event Coordinator, Catherine, picked up a copy of David Sax’s book The Tastemakers, published by McClelland & Stewart. We were pleased to host David Sax at The Word On The Street in 2014. About the book: Tastemaker, n. Anyone with the power to make you eat quinoa. Kale. Spicy sriracha sauce. Honeycrisp […]

  • Woofs On The Street

    One of the best parts about visiting an outdoor festival is being able to bring along the entire family, including the furriest members. They may not be the most attentive audience members at author readings, but we still love spotting adorable pups at The Word On The Street!

  • What The Word On The Street is Reading: Under the Visible Life

    Our Festival Director, Heather, recently read Under the Visible Life by Kim Echlin, published in March by Hamish Hamilton Canada. Read on to find out why this book had her crying on the GO Train. About the book: Fatherless Katherine carries the stigma of her mixed-race background through an era that is hostile to her and all she represents. […]

  • TD KidStreet recognized with Festivals and Events Ontario Award

    The Word On The Street and TD Bank Group have been recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario’s 2014 Achievement Award for Sponsor of the Year. The award, announced at a gala event held in Niagara Falls on Friday March 6, honours innovation in creating memorable event experiences. The Word On The Street promotes and encourages […]

  • What The Word On The Street is Reading: The Science of Shakespeare

    This week Cailin read The Science of Shakespeare by Dan Falk, published in 2014 by Goose Lane. About the book: William Shakespeare lived at a time when the medieval world?—?a world of magic, astrology, witchcraft, and superstition of all kinds?—?was just beginning to give way to more modern ways of thinking. The methodical Galileo, the skeptical Montaigne, […]