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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!
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.
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.