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Archive for September, 2017

  • Toronto Book Awards 2017: Life on the Ground Floor

    The Word On The Street Toronto will be hosting the authors and editors of all five finalists for the 2017 Toronto Book Awards at this year’s festival on Sunday, September 24, 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 editors […]

  • Reading for Reconciliation

    by Maya Baumann In recent years, Canada has been talking a lot about reconciliation with the Indigenous nations of Turtle Island. Some recent governmental efforts include Harper’s 2008 apology for residential schools, the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Report, and the launch of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in 2016. I hope […]