Festival Weekend – September 26-27

Canada’s largest book festival is going virtual!
Join us this weekend, September 26-27, for our celebration of storytelling, ideas, and imagination.
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Browse the Marketplace
Discover new books, visit your favourite presses, and download resources from art and literacy organizations—all from the comfort of your home.
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How to WOTS2020
Watch live events on YouTube and IGTV, shop our Digital Marketplace, hang out in our Discord channel… this is your how-to guide to all of the elements of our virtual festival!
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Support the Festival
We have exciting plans to champion storytelling, ideas, and imagination year-round. But we can’t do it without your support!
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Follow us on YouTube
Catch up on past events and stream our 2020 programming live on YouTube, including the City Imagines and Words Across Canada series!

Featured Events

25nov7:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedVirtual EventAll Apologies: From Political Theatre to Empowered Citizenship in CanadaEl Jones, David Moscrop7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

About WOTS Toronto

The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and Canadian writing. Each September, we host hundreds of author readings for visitors of all ages and a vibrant marketplace featuring the best selection of books and magazines in Canada. Join us (for free!) as we share vital stories about where we live.

Support WOTS Toronto

The Word On The Street champions reading and writing in Canada all year long. Since 1990, we’ve brought hundreds of thousands of book lovers together in celebration of Canadian and Indigenous writers at our annual festival. And we have exciting plans to do more to champion storytelling, ideas, and imagination in 2021. But we can’t do it without your support.