Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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

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For the past 26 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent at the 27th festival on September 25, 2016.

The Ward

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Ward

From the 1840s until WWII, waves of newcomers who migrated to Toronto landed in ‘The Ward.’ This area, considered by the city to be a slum and bulldozed in the 1950s, was a working class enclave bounded by College, Queen, University and Yonge streets that housed bootleggers, Chinese bachelors, workers from nearby Eaton’s garment factories, and peddlers.

  • Nonfiction

John Lorinc

John Lorinc is a Toronto journalist, author and editor. He has written extensively about urban and municipal affairs in general, and Toronto in particular, for a range of publications, including Spacing, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, The Walrus and Toronto Life.

The Ward

From the 1840s until WWII, waves of newcomers who migrated to Toronto landed in ‘The Ward.’ This area, considered by the city to be a slum and bulldozed in the 1950s, was a working class enclave bounded by College, Queen, University and Yonge streets that housed bootleggers, Chinese bachelors, workers from nearby Eaton’s garment factories, and peddlers.

  • Nonfiction

Ellen Scheinberg

Dr. Ellen Scheinberg is the President of Heritage Professionals, a consulting company in Toronto that delivers archival, museum and information management services. Ellen has published articles about archival studies, women’s history, labour history, Canadian Jewish studies and immigration history, and was the recipient of the Ontario Historical Society’s Scadding Award of Excellence and the Alexander Fraser Award.

The Ward

From the 1840s until WWII, waves of newcomers who migrated to Toronto landed in ‘The Ward.’ This area, considered by the city to be a slum and bulldozed in the 1950s, was a working class enclave bounded by College, Queen, University and Yonge streets that housed bootleggers, Chinese bachelors, workers from nearby Eaton’s garment factories, and peddlers.

  • Nonfiction

Tatum Taylor

Tatum Taylor is a writer and heritage specialist at ERA Architects. She holds a master’s degree in historic preservation from Columbia University, where she worked on the editorial team for the Future Anterior Journal. She is actively involved with ICOMOS Canada and the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario’s Executive Committee.