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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 27th festival is shaping up to be one of our best yet. Check out all of the authors, performers, and storytellers below!
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.
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.