Toronto, Ontario

WOTS Festival Marketplace

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Harbourfront Centre | 10am - 5pm


WOTS+ Festival Events

Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Learning Station

A venue for literacy groups to share family-oriented programming and activities.

The Great Braille Challenge

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Test your senses of taste, smell, hearing, and touch. Team up to compete for prizes against some fabulous and talented CNIB participants and staff. Remember, braille readers do it upside down and in the dark! Everyone wins in this contest.…

Brainstorm Bonanza

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Ripple Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that fosters creativity in youth across Canada. Since 2015, we have developed and facilitated activities that encourage creative writing in children, including our Kids Write 4 Kids contest, Write It Workshop, and Wave Blog.…

Read-Along Art Show

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Frontier College is Canada’s original literacy organization, established in 1899 on the belief that literacy is a right. Each year, we recruit and train 2,500+ volunteer tutors who work with 30,000+ children, youth, and adults to improve their literacy skills.…

Laying the Foundations for Reading Success

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Join ONBIDA to hear how you can help your child develop the foundational skills for learning to read. Learn how phonological and letter sound proficiency and vocabulary skills, work together to facilitate word reading accuracy and fluency. Resources will be…

Vallum: Blackout Poetry

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
With a focus on fun, Vallum welcomes all ages to participate in creating poetry through crafts. Equipped with markers, newspapers, and other supplies, participants will blackout and collage together poems making art that they can take home, share, and enjoy!…

The Love Lettering Project

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
The Love Lettering Project is a community engagement project that asks participants to write anonymous letters about what they love about where they live and hide them for strangers to find. The project has toured the UK, Canada’s north, the…

ASL Storytelling

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Storytelling like never before. American Sign Language (ASL), Deaf culture, and Deaf heritage are brought to the stage told in beautiful ASL, celebrating the language and experience of Deaf Canadians. Experience the engagement of parent and child through ASL stories.…