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The Word On The Street Unveils Redesigned Website

September 14, 2015

Our new website features a refreshed design and enhanced content to better serve Canada’s literary community


The Word On The Street National Book and Magazine Festival has launched a new, redesigned version of its website, generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Government of Canada. Key features of include a cleaner and more attractive design, enriched content, and enhanced search and navigation functions, resulting in a more engaging user experience. These improvements will enable the festival to reach well beyond the 225,000 people who annually attend The Word On The Street Toronto’s free celebration of literacy and the written word.

The website’s refreshed look and mobile-responsive design makes visiting it a more accessible experience for all audiences who come to plan their festival day. Improved online forms make it easier than ever for volunteers and publishers to get involved with The Word On The Street, and the ability to livestream events and host multimedia content will expand the festival’s audience year-round. Promotional areas and social media integration throughout the website encourages visitors to explore the festival’s special programs and events, while highlighting Canadian authors, publishers, and literacy organizations.

Increasing the content, range, and functionality of The Word On The Street’s website will support the needs of the festival’s community networks of publishers, authors, readers, librarians, teachers, and more. As well, it will increase the capacity for future community connections, and support The Word On The Street’s innovative approach to collaboration and partnerships.

The redesign was undertaken by ecentricarts, a Toronto-based web agency with vast experience in the arts and cultural sector. Support for this project comes from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario. This project has also been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.


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).


Media Contact:
Cailin Cooper


Festival Director:
Heather Kanabe

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