Toronto, Ontario

WOTS Festival Marketplace

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Harbourfront Centre | 10am - 5pm


WOTS+ Festival Events

Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Hundreds of author readings and activities. The best selection of Canadian books and magazines you’ll find anywhere. There’s plenty to see and do at Canada’s largest FREE book and magazine festival!


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Festival Programs

*2019 Festival Program coming this summer!*

Thanks to our partners Webcom, Domtar, and Owlkids for their support in creating our Festival Programs. Please view our Digital Festival Programs below for the full festival schedule, participants, and more.

Merci à nos partenaires WebcomDomtar, et Owlkids pour leur soutien à la création de nos programmes du Festival. Consultez le programme numérique du festival ci-dessous pour connaître l’horaire complet du festival, les participants et plus encore.

Main Attractions

Readings and Workshops

The Word On The Street features author readings for all ages and literary appetites, workshops and panels for aspiring writers and journalists, and a whole day of literacy programming at our Learning Station!

Family Fun

The Word On The Street is the place to be for kids and families! With readings and activities for kids of all ages at our TD Children's Literature Stage, Kids Activity Tent, Learning Station, and La scène francophone Viamonde. TD KidStreet also features face painting, music, performers, and games.

Exhibitor Marketplace

Explore Canada's largest marketplace of books and magazines. The Word On The Street offers a glimpse into the Canadian literary scene, the chance to purchase books from over 250 vendors - it's Canada's biggest outdoor bookstore! – and speak with the people who fuel the publishing industry across the country.

Hidden Gems at The Word On The Street

Author Cruises on the Tall Ship Kajama

Join bestselling authors for three 60-minute Author Cruises on the Tall Ship Kajama; the perfect getaway in Toronto's inner harbour. This year's cruises feature authors of mysteries, romance, and literary fiction. Cruises board at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm.

For tickets, visit our eventbrite page.

Atelier du slam créatif en français (deux heures) – Entrée libre French Poetry Slam Workshop (2-hours) – FREE

Atelier d'introduction au slam sous forme de jeux et d'exercices en groupe pour développer créativité et techniques d'écriture.

Join in a free slam poetry introductory workshop to help you develop your creativity and writing techniques through games and group exercises.

Sunday, September 23 @ 2:00pm

Register via email for more details

Featured Participants

Waubgeshig Rice

Indigenous Voices

Kenneth Oppel Bestsellers

Marie Cadieux

La scène francophone Viamonde

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