Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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

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Get Involved

Whether you’re part of an organization or just a book lover, there have always been opportunities to get involved with The Word On The Street. Read below for the best ways to be a part of the biggest book and magazine festival in Canada.

Volunteer with Us

The festival offers a variety of work experience for volunteers who want to help make this year's festival a success. From pre-festival administrative tasks, to author liaison positions, to on-site customer service, there is plenty of work to be done! And it can't be done without your help—we would be nothing without our dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers.

We are currently not looking for volunteers. Please check back in May 2017 for next year's volunteer information.

Exhibit in the Marketplace

Canada's largest book and magazine event provides you with the opportunity to connect with over 215,000 avid readers through our Exhibitor Marketplace—it's Canada's largest outdoor bookstore! As an exhibitor, you would be a vital part of The Word On The Street's success, and we are proud to say that our Marketplace offers you an absolutely unique opportunity in the industry. It gives you the chance to meet readers face-to-face, build relationships with your target market, increase your subscriptions sales and influence Fall book reading/buying habits. You will be able to connect with fans old and new and build your community of readers.

Exhibitor Registration Packages will be available for the 2017 festival starting January 2017. Fill out the form on our Exhibitor Registration Page to receive the information package as soon as it is available.

Be a Performer

It is the festival?s policy to support original Canadian works that represent the quality and diversity of Canadian literature. Presenting emerging literary talent and works that demonstrate innovation and experimentation in writing are the foundation of the festival’s artistic vision.

The author submission period has ended for the 2016 festival. Please check back here in April 2017 for more information about the 2017 festival.

The Word On The Street Book Club

Every year, The Word On The Street Toronto selects great Canadian reads to be featured in The Word On The Street's summer book club. Members have the opportunity to get ready for the festival early by digging into one of the literary treasures.

The Book Club runs in lead up to the festival. Please check back in May 2017 for Book Club opportunities. Thank you.

Festival Food Vendors

Apply to be part of Canada's largest literary festival. With so many exciting things to see and do, it’s easy to work up an appetite — making a visit to The Word On The Street’s “World Food Market” a must!

We are not currently seeking Food Vendor applications. Please check back in February 2017.