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September 2, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TORONTO —– The Word On The Street, Canada’s largest book and magazine festival, believes in promoting and encouraging literacy and a love of reading from the youngest possible age. This year, TD KidStreet, sponsored by TD Bank Group will feature a fantastic blend of children’s author programming and family-friendly activities including TVOKids LIVE!, the TD Children’s Literature Tent, the Children’s Activity Tent in Purina PawsWay, and the TD Interactive Storybook. Visit TD KidStreet at the festival’s new Harbourfront Centre location Sunday, September 27th.
“We’re excited to share a love of reading with readers of all ages,” said Alan Convery, Director, Community Relations, TD. “TD is committed to promoting children’s literacy – and this festival helps inspire children and families to get excited and discover the fun in reading.”
Venues and attractions at TD KidStreet:
Select programming segments will include ASL interpretation. For more details about TD KidStreet programming, families can pick up a TD KidStreet Festival Guide in Toronto bookstores and select downtown Starbucks locations, and at any of The Word On The Street’s Information booths on festival day, Sunday, September 27th. The guide is designed and produced by Owlkids, publisher of Chirp, ChickaDEE and OWL Magazine. The WEBview, digital edition of the guide will be available on The Word On The Street’s website in September.
About The Word On The Street:
Each September, in the cities of Toronto, Halifax, Lethbridge, Saskatoon and Kitchener, The Word On The Street unites the country in a national celebration of literacy and the written word. Annually attracting more than 200,000 visitors, The Word On The Street Toronto is the largest book and magazine festival in Canada. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, September 27th, at Harbourfront Centre, in association with International Festival of Authors (IFOA).
About TD Community Giving:
TD Bank Group invests in communities in order to effect positive change in the places where it operates and where its customers and employees live and work. In 2014, TD donated more than $82 million to community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, TD focuses on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people and the environment. For further information, please visit www.td.com/corporate-responsibility